Wolverhampton Wanderers eye winter move for Liverpool outcast

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly planning to revive their interest in signing Liverpool’s Divock Origi when the transfer window reopens in less than two months’ time.

The Belgium international had been a potential target for the Wolves during the summer but they could not make progress over a suitable agreement before the transfer deadline.

Origi has since found himself far off from Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans with just 11 minutes across all competitions and according to The Mirror, a winter departure appears a likelier option.

The report continues to suggest that manager Nuno is keen on luring the Belgian to west Midlands, although they would have to match the Reds’ valuation which stands at around¬†¬£20m.

Wolves pursued the services of Raul Jimenez on a season-long loan from Benfica over the summer and the Mexican has since impressed with three goals and four assists in the English top-flight.

Despite this, Nuno appears on the search for a new marksman amid the reduced impact from Leo Bonatini, who has yet to prove his credentials since the Wolves’ promotion from the Championship.

Nonetheless, The Mirror has surprisingly highlighted that Origi could be considered as only ‘competition’ for Jimenez rather than replacing him and this could prove a stumbling block over any proposed deal.

Origi has already grown frustrated with the insufficient gametime at Anfield and the former Lille man may not entertain the prospect of moving from one bench to another, though he would assume a more significant role.

There is the possibility of him succeeding Jimenez upfront when his loan deal concludes but the Mexican may yet join the Wolves permanently as he perfectly fits into the scheme of things under Nuno.

Origi had not featured for the Reds during the opening three months of the campaign before he made his solitary appearance off the bench during the shock 2-0 Champions League defeat at Red Star Belgrade on November 6.

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