Ahh, the transfer window.
Home to bizarre rumours, more gossiping than you could ever have wished to see on Gossip Girl (avoid), speculation, frenzied panic, acceptance, denial and, in truth, absolute insanity.
But when the rumours are about your side making a signing, suddenly it becomes a lot more fascinating and worth listening to.
So let’s do it…
Divock Origi Remains Wolves Target
This first rumour is one that first bubbled to the surface last January, when Liverpool striker Divock Origi was failing to command a regular place at Anfield.
Not much has changed since then for Origi, apart from his status at the club being elevated from ‘handyman who scored that winner against Everton’ to ‘handyman who scored that winner against Everton, crown jewel in that epic demolition of Barcelona and general Champions League extraordinaire’.
Because despite those achievements, he’s still barely getting a kick under Jurgen Klopp – leading to renowned Wolves journo Tim Nash to suggest on WolvesBite that Origi is still a target for Nuno and the boys.
He did, however, quash any talk of
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January is a notoriously hard time to sign players, we all know that. As much as we’d all like upheaval (at times), the reality is that clubs aren’t willing to let many of their stars leave in fear of not being able to replace them.
Don’t believe me? Well, speak to Nuno – as he’s essentially come out and said the same thing, in quotes carried by The Independent.
“I’m confident, I don’t think on ‘ifs’,” he said. “It’s very difficult for all the clubs. It’s a transfer window which isn’t the best one.
“Many players are involved in their teams. Sometimes you want a target and they are not available because they are playing. Sometimes you want things to move faster than they do. It’s a tough moment but we’re working on it.”
But if anyone can get us who we need, it’s Nuno – and probably Jorge Mendes too, the lovely lovely man that he is.