Wolverhampton Wanderers were still interested in signing £20 million target Divock Origi this summer, according to Goal, although the Belgian striker has once again turned his nose up at the chance to move to Molineux by signing a new long-term contract with Liverpool.
This time last year, things were very different for Origi.
He had returned to Anfield from a disappointing loan spell at Wolfsburg and didn’t seem to have any place in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans. 12 months later, however, he was writing his name into the history books by firing home the clinching goal in the Champions League final victory against Tottenham Hotspur.
Whether that warranted a new contract or not, Origi has got one, according to Goal. And this is despite interest from Bayer Leverkusen, Roma, Sevilla and, once again Wolves.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the former Lille forward turned down the chance to move to the Black Country in August 2018, preferring instead to stay and fight for his place at Anfield.
While regular minutes were still hard to come by, no one could argue that Origi made the wrong decision now. He’s a Champions League winner after all, while two dramatic late winners at Newcastle and Merseyside rivals Everton means he will be a cult hero at Liverpool for years to come.
This is one target that just keeps slipping through the net for Wolves. It is probably time to look elsewhere.
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