Wolves started their transfer window impressively with the addition of Trincao but their inability to clear players from the wage bill is now hampering them in the markets.
The idea of Adama Traore and Ruben Neves taking their leave has been a concern for a few months now but they’re yet to find new clubs for their Iberian duo.
One of the primary issues for Bruno Lage heading into the new season should be the fitness of Raul Jimenez.
The Mexican has scored in pre-season, but only time will tell whether he can discover his best form after recovering from a fractured skull.
As such, the Old Gold are in the market for a new striker. Barcelona’s Martin Braithwaite has been on their radar but they’re now interested in another long-term target once again.
Origi is currently valued at just £10.8m via Transfermarkt.
Wolves may require extra bodies in the final third in order to lend a hand to Jimenez but they’d be taking a huge gamble on Origi, one that would bring back vibes of Willian Jose.
The big Brazilian signed for the Molineux outfit on loan back in January as cover for their Mexican sensation.
However, he had a turgid time in the Midlands, scoring just once in the Old Gold and failing to link up play to any sufficient level.
They had an £18m option to buy the Real Sociedad attacker but rightfully rejected the chance to do so.
Yet, by landing Origi in the coming weeks, they may just have a player of a similar ilk.
Described as a “monster” by Vincent Kompany, the Belgian super sub has scored some important goals down the years for Liverpool, namely against Barcelona in Europe and then in the Champions League final against Spurs.
That being said, his ability to find goals on a regular basis has to be questioned. Like Jose, his record certainly isn’t the best, but you have to consider his lack of match action.
He might know the English game, but there are better options out there in a window where Wolves are strapped for cash.
Like Jose, this would be a huge risk from Lage and Fosun. They must swerve a deal this summer.