Date: 16th January 2020 at 8:00pm
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With Patrick Cutrone out the door, the race for a striker is fully on at Molineux. 

Leonardo Campana looks set to be joining the club sooner rather than later, however, being 19 and having only played in the Ecuadorian domestic league – as well as for his country – he might take a bit of time to bed in.

This has meant that, unsurprisingly, other forwards have been linked – including a Champions League winner in Divock Origi.

Reports from Wolves Bite have suggested that the Belgian striker is wanted at Molineux to help vill the void left by Cutrone, with the club previously having an interest in the player.

According to The Boot Room, Origi is allegedly earning around £45,000 per week on Merseyside – a wage that would easily fit within Wolves’ structure.

If these rumours are true, then it is likely to be an option that would make fans lick their lips, though it might be hard to see where he fits if Raul Jimenez is also fit.

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The 24-year-old has built a bit of a reputation as being a man for the big occasion. Despite not appearing regularly for Liverpool at any point during his career, he has come up with some vital goals – most notably two in the Red’s 4-0 win over Barcelona last year as well as a goal in the final of the Champions League.

So far this season he has featured 27 times and has scored in five, though he has made 18 of those appearances form the bench.

Origi also offer some sort of versatility. Transfermarkt claimed he has played more games at left-wing (15) than at striker this season (nine), so if Wolves were to go after him, there’s potential he could play at the same time as Jimenez. If Nuno continued to play in a 3-4-3 then he could play on the left-wing and compete with Jota, and he could also play as a striker if he opted to play a 3-5-2 system.

It’s a transfer that’s hard to see happening with Liverpool not having that many centre forward options, however, that doesn’t mean the club shouldn’t try their best at getting a deal done.

 

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