New Tottenham boss Nuno should rival Wolves for £10 Liverpool man - TBR View

Wolverhampton Wanderers remain interested in signing Liverpool striker Divock Origi, according to Goal reporter Neil Jones. The Belgian is likely to be sold by the Reds over the course of the next few weeks. But surely, new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo needs Origi more than Wolves?

Origi, 26, has struggled for game time at Liverpool over the past 12 months. While he will always remain a hero for his part in Liverpool winning the Champions League back in 2019, it is widely expected he will be sold. Just 181 minutes of Premier League action came his way during 2020-21.

Jones has claimed that Liverpool are likely to sell the Belgium international in the coming weeks and months, and that Wolves are keen. Despite a change in manager, the Midlands clubs still want to take the ex-Lille attacking to Molineux. Liverpool bought him for just £10million (Guardian).

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Why Tottenham and Nuno need to beat Wolves in race to sign Liverpool man Origi?

Nuno has plenty of areas at Tottenham that need looking at. A new goalkeeper with Hugo Lloris out of contract in 2022. A right-back with Serge Aurier in a similar position to Lloris, and Matt Doherty struggling. Two new centre-backs. A midfielder and a replacement for Gareth Bale.

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But just as important as any of those is a back-up for striker for Harry Kane. Even if Kane goes, Tottenham need a striker who is happy to play second fiddle – but still get plenty of game time. Origi is that man. With Liverpool likely to sell for around £15million, Nuno needs Origi more than Wolves.

Wolves already boast Raul Jimenez up top – and he is close to completing his recovery. Fabio Silva was improving toward the end of the season. Spurs have just lost Carlos Vinicius with a permanent deal unlikely and he needs replacing. It is hard to find a better replacement than Origi.

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