Wolves are interested in signing Liverpool striker Divock Origi, according to the Daily Mirror.

They claim that the Reds’ asking price is £20 million to let the Belgian hitman leave this summer.

The report also claims that a loan exit for the man who sealed Liverpool’s 2019 Champions League final win is a possibility.

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They also say that Napoli are interested in signing the striker too.

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£20 million is steep

Wolves shouldn’t be going anywhere near this deal at £20 million.

Raul Jimenez will be the number one striker this season and Fabio Silva is a man the club have invested a huge amount of money and faith in.

Origi’s record down the years for Liverpool isn’t anywhere near good enough to justify a £20 million outlay and Wolves don’t need a striker that badly.

 

A loan would be more realistic, to bolster Bruno Lage’s options if he wants to play two up front. That’s the only way Wolves should do this deal.

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Wolves were first linked with Origi ahead of the January transfer window but he ended up staying put.

Origi is an international forward who should be ready to play more regularly at the age of 26 than he is right now.

He showed a knack of scoring big goals for Liverpool during that 2019 season and is a cult hero at Anfield.

Signing Origi on loan wouldn’t be the worst deal Wolves could do, but a centre-half and a central midfielder should be more urgent priorities.

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