Wolves: 64-goal icon would be 'perfect signing' at Molineux

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Wolverhampton Wanderers should sign Liverpool hotshot Divock Origi as he would be the ‘perfect’ Molineux frontman and is ‘better than Raul Jimenez’, according to journalist Josh Holland.

Bruno Lage was appointed as Wolves’ head coach last summer and, ahead of his second season at the helm, could look to bolster his squad during the upcoming transfer window.

What’s the latest news involving Origi?

Origi appears to have entered the final weeks of his Liverpool career as the striker’s £82,000-per-week contract is due to expire in the summer.

That has put a number of clubs on red alert and, according to Italian media outlet Calciomercato, AC Milan are the frontrunners to secure the 27-year-old’s services.

But Wolves are clearly long-term admirers of Origi as he was on the verge of a £22million switch to Molineux four years ago before deciding to remain at Anfield.

The West Midlanders – along with Napoli – were also showing an interest earlier in the campaign, suggesting Lage’s appointment has not had an impact.

Wolves then saw at close quarters that Origi can be lethal in the penalty area as he grabbed a stoppage time winner when Liverpool headed to Molineux last December.

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What has Josh Holland said about Origi?

Holland has urged Lage to solve Wolves’ struggles in front of goal by signing Origi in the summer.

Wolves have only found the back of the net 33 times since the Premier League season got underway, meaning they are averaging less than a goal-per-game.

Holland believes Origi would be more of a threat for the West Midlands outfit than current striker Jimenez.

The journalist told GIVEMESPORT: “I think he’s better than Jimenez. If they can bring Origi in and have him starting as their number nine going forward, I think that would be perfect.

“I think he is quality and has an eye for goal. He is always in the right place at the right time.”

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How do Origi and Jimenez compare?

Jimenez has been more prolific over the course of his career, with him finding the back of the net on 124 occasions while Origi has added his name to the scoresheet 64 times.

However, it is worth remembering that the current Liverpool man is three years Jimenez’s junior – with him currently being 27 – and he has only made 68 starts since heading to Merseyside, so he has enjoyed less game-time than the Mexican.

The 32-cap Belgium international would also bring a winning mentality to Wolves as he has got his hands on five trophies during his time at Anfield.

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