Liverpool should get ready for an offer from Wolves for Divock Origi. That comes after news was confirmed about Pedro Neto.
The Athletic confirmed on Wednesday that Pedro Neto has suffered an injury setback. The Portugal winger damaged his knee earlier in the year and hasn’t played since.
He was supposed to return to training imminently, however. That now won’t happen and Neto is out until February at the earliest.
It means Wolves will be light on forwards over the next six months. Or at least, lighter than they hoped to be.
That could well see them step into the market and the Athletic suggests they will. And that should leave Liverpool ready for offers.
Liverpool must be ready for Divock Origi offer
The Telegraph claims that Wolves hold interest in Divock Origi. On top of that, Liverpool are prepared to let him leave.
Neto’s injury should only make it more likely that Wolves make a move, then. Origi would be a decent addition for them, able to operate as backup up top and on the wing.
Liverpool need to decide exactly what they want and where they’re going – it’s not as easy as accepting a bid. For one, Xherdan Shaqiri could also leave soon and that leaves Takumi Minamino as the only backup.
Do Liverpool want to secure a decent fee now and head into the season light? Is Origi likely to jump in value over the next year? Could his minutes go to younger players with more potential?
And above all, what would be a good fee for the Belgian?
The next two weeks should go some way to answering these. If Wolves were already interested in Origi, that interest will only increase with Neto’s injury.
A bid may well be on its way – Liverpool must decide what they want.