Wolves journalist Tim Spiers believes that it is unlikely the club will be making any big-money signings this window such as one for Liverpool’s Divock Origi.
The forward position has been under a state of flux in recent months following the injury to Raul Jimenez at the end of November, which has led to a number of reports about them signing a new one in the upcoming window.
One of those players mentioned is Liverpool’s Origi, who Wolves have been admirers of for some time, having been interested in bringing him in during the summer of 2018. However, if they want to bring him in permanently, it could cost them a pretty penny, with The Athletic putting his value at around £20m.
And speaking on the latest edition of The Molineux View, that high price tag could be the thing that gets in the way of him making the move to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side:
“But they’re in sort of like a dilemma, you know, do you go out and spend 25 million on Divock Origi, after the money they’ve spent in the summer? I don’t think there’s a huge amount available this month for a permanent deal, from what I’m told. We shouldn’t be expecting a big-money deal this month.”
Should Wolves make a move for Origi this window?
TIF Thoughts on Spiers’ comments regarding a potential move for Divock Origi…
It is always possible that the club might want to bring him in on loan until the end of the campaign, but given the depth at Anfield right now, with former Wolves player Diogo Jota now being the preferred backup option to Origi, for Liverpool it would just be kicking the can down the road.
Which is perhaps why they are listening to offers, to get rid of him as soon as possible, but as Spiers laid out, that’s unlikely to happen from a Wolves perspective any time soon.