Wolves may no longer be actively looking to sell some of their most important players but after a dismal pre-season, it’s clear that new recruits are needed.
Just how the Old Gold manages that remains to be seen. After all, we were told at the beginning of the window that they lacked financial power.
One player Wolves have been interested in since the winter months is Divock Origi.
Reports emerged again this week detailing the club’s attraction to the Liverpool forward but they’ve not taken their interest a step further.
According to Ekrem Konur on Twitter, they have now submitted a bid to sign Origi in the final weeks of the market.
That said, it’s an offer that falls short of the Reds’ valuation.
Konur commented: “Wolverhampton have made a £10m bid for Divock Origi to Liverpool. Liverpool are demanding £20m.”
Fans should be thankful that Wolves’ bid falls short of Liverpool’s estimations because he would be a questionable signing.
After a horrendous campaign in 2020/21 from an offensive perspective, there’s no denying that Bruno Lage needs to strengthen his options in attack.
Raul Jimenez was missing with a fractured skull from November onwards and those who stepped in for him didn’t exactly set the world alight.
Pedro Neto had an excellent season but finished as their top scorer on just five goals. Fabio Silva only found the net on four occasions after his club-record move while the less said about Willian Jose the better.
The big Brazilian scored once following a loan move back in January. Throw Patrick Cutrone into the mix and their options in the final third look rather shoddy.
Furthermore, the 26-year-old only scored one goal in the entire of the 2020/21 campaign, starting twice in the Premier League.
If Wolves are going to find an able back-up to Jimenez, they should look closer to home. Rafa Mir anyone?