West Ham could now face competition from Wolves for Liverpool striker Divock Origi according to a report from The Mirror.
Origi is far from the first-choice for Hammers boss David Moyes this summer.
Nor is he first on the West Ham fans’ wish-list. It could be argued that the same can be said of Bruno Lage and the Wolves fans.
It may well be a case of beggars can’t be choosers, however.
With many of the Hammers’ prime targets now seemingly unattainable, someone like Origi may actually be a decent addition at the London Stadium this summer. Wolves are in the same boat.
West Ham face Wolves competition for Origi
The Mirror reckon that the Black Country outfit could try to bring the 26-year-old Belgian to Molineux from Anfield this summer.
The 26-year-old is a decent forward. He can operate anywhere along the front-line and has enjoyed some special moments with Liverpool including scoring the second goal during their Champions League final win in 2019.
Origi is far from prolific but he is hard-working, a willing runner and always offers real penetration in behind the opposition’s defence.
The Liverpool hitman possesses a real burst of acceleration and perhaps if given regular game-time, everyone would start to see the best of the Belgian.
The Hammers and Wolves could certainly do a lot worse than the 26-year-old Liverpool striker, that’s for sure.
Let’s hope that we are an attractive enough prospect for Origi because if Wolves beat us to his signature this summer, it would be yet another example of a really worrying recent trend whereby Moyes keeps missing out on key striker targets.