Contrasting reports as Wolves linked with Divock Origi

Wolverhampton Wanderers are again being linked with Divock Origi.

The 29-cap Belgian was reported to be a target for the club back in December. He was touted as a possible incoming to cover the injury to Raul Jimenez.

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But no move materialised in January, with Willian Jose coming in on loan instead.

Now, according to journalist Ekrem Konur, Wolves have bid for Origi.

It is said to be £10 million, which is way short of Liverpool’s £20 million valuation of the player.

But The Athletic bring a report this morning that has a line on Origi.

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They claim it is not thought that Origi is of interest to Wolves this time.

The 26-year-old is out of contract next year, and it seems the Reds would like to offload him before his value starts to drop further.

He is firmly established as a fringe player at Anfield, with Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah, Sadio Mane making minutes for him hard to come by.

Let’s see what happens

It remains to be seen what happens with this particular transfer story.

Surely there’s no real chance of Origi signing if Patrick Cutrone and/or Rafa Mir remain at Molineux.

Both strikers have been heavily linked with exits though.

Maybe Origi could be a good addition for the right price.

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£10 million would be a decent sum for a fringe player whose contract expires next year.

Liverpool are known for selling fringe stars for high fees though.

That said, they actually continue to pay for Diogo Jota so maybe something could be worked out.