Wolves need to bolster their attacking options this summer, and a central striker needs to be a priority.
The club once again failed to find the net in Sunday’s clash with Burnley.
Bruno Lage said after the game that he has seen that type of performance too many times this term, and supporters have been left frustrated after seeing a lack of a cutting edge in the final third again.
Goalscoring was a problem last seen under Nuno Espirito Santo.
And unfortunately, the same issues still persist.
Wolves have failed to score in 15 Premier League games so far this term, which is really alarming considering the attacking options Lage has at his disposal.
Raul Jimenez was perhaps always going to find things difficult this term given what happened last season.
The Mexican sadly just hasn’t been the same player since his return from a fractured skull. And Fabio Silva is yet to get off the mark, despite showing signs of promise.
Wolves need to bring one (or even two) in this summer, something Lage has already publicly called for.
We know that Wolves are looking to become self-sufficient, meaning free signings could be on the agenda.
So perhaps Wolves ought to look no further than Divock Origi, who according to Fabrizio Romano, is leaving Liverpool this summer when his contract expires.
The Belgian has been linked with Wanderers are few times in the past.
The Athletic actually reported Liverpool and Wolves agreed a £22 million fee for his transfer to Molineux in 2018. In the end though, Origi wanted to stay and fight for his place.
He’s just made headlines for the way he changed the game yesterday against Everton, playing a part in Andy Robertson’s opener, before scoring himself to ensure the points.
After the game, Jurgen Klopp hailed the Belgian, saying (via Mirror): “We will never miss a player more like him because if he leaves, he will explode wherever he goes,” Klopp said after the match. “He is a world-class striker, he is a legend and will stay a legend forever.”
‘World-class’ is probably a bit of a stretch, but Klopp clearly rates the star very highly.
Origi has only played 563 minutes this season due to injury and also being down in the pecking order.
But he’s still scored as many goals as Jimenez has for Wolves, with the 30-year-old playing 2299 minutes in total.
Wolves should move to bring in Divock Origi as alternative to Jimenez and Silva
Origi has been very unfortunate to find himself stuck behind three world-class players at Anfield. And the Reds have added two more brilliant attackers in Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz in recent times.
Opportunities have been thin on the ground for him, but he’s certainly had some amazing moments for the club.
He is surely worth a punt for Wolves if he isn’t going to cost anything in terms of a transfer fee.
He is the ideal age of 27, has Premier League experience and will be hungry to prove himself at a new club.
Wolves have shown interest previously, and surely the club should now act.