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Wolves must find a more prolific target than Divock Origi

According to the Mirror, Wolves are lining up a £20 million bid for out-of-favour Liverpool striker Divock Origi.

What’s the story?

The 23-year-old first joined the Reds in 2014, before being immediately loaned back to his old club Lille for the upcoming season. In his first campaign at Anfield, the 25-cap Belgium international showed a lot of promise as he registered ten goals in 33 appearances in all competitions.

The following season, he managed 11 strikes in 43 outings but failed to really kick on from the previous campaign. 

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With starts hard to come by in Liverpool, Origi joined Wolfsburg on loan last season. In the Bundesliga, the striker scored just six times in 31 appearances. Now back at Anfield, he is yet to make an appearance in the current campaign.

Whilst he has shown flashes of quality, the time has come for Liverpool and Origi to go their separate ways, meaning the forward shall soon be seeking pastures new. 

He may well eventually become a good Premier League striker, but Wolves already ought to be setting their sights higher than Origi.

A greater upgrade required

Wolves have shown great ambition since their promotion from the Championship and have made a fine start to life in the Premier League. However, if they wish to maintain their growth and progress, they must acquire a more reliable goalscorer than the loanee currently leading the line at Molineux, Raul Jimenez.

Origi’s record of 45 goals in 210 career games does not suggest he is of the level to take Nuno Espirito Santo’s side up a gear. Even in the current market, £20 million is a sizeable fee, which Wolves would be wise to invest elsewhere.

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