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According to The Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in Liverpool forward Divock Origi ahead of the January transfer window.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s team will be without Raúl Jiménez for much of the 2020-21 campaign after the skull fracture he suffered against Arsenal.
The Mexican forward has since undergone successful surgery, but the Wolves want a quality backup option next month, with Fabio Silva, 18, their only senior primary forward.
They have also been linked to Dalian Professional forward Salomon Rondon and Brazilian forward Hulk, and are also checking on 20 others before making a final roster.
That includes Origi, who they tried to sign in the summer of 2018 on a £ 22 million deal.
The Belgian decided to stay at Anfield but has fought for playing opportunities this season following the arrival of Diogo Jota from Wolves in the summer, in just seven minutes into the Premier League campaign.
He is very likely to miss out on coach Roberto Martinez’s squad for next summer’s European Championship if he doesn’t play regularly in the coming months, and while Liverpool aren’t actively looking to sell him, they are open to letting it go for around £ 20 million.
The Wolves have scored just 13 goals in the same number of league games, and they will be eager to recruit a proven finalist in the English top flight next month as they look to improve on their seventh place in the last two seasons.
Origi played a key role in Liverpool’s triumph in the Champions League two seasons ago and has scored 35 goals in 147 appearances for the club since arriving from Lille for £ 10 million in 2015, but has largely played a role. secondary.
The 25-year-old has the necessary experience and quality that the Wolves are looking for, and could help them finish in the top six this period and in the future if they do so next month.