Wolves manager Nuno Esprito Santo told to plug interest in Divock Origi and Olivier Giroud as owner refuse to spend cash in this window

Wolves will suffer from a shortage of experienced strikers as Fabio Silva and Patrick Cutrone will have to shoulder the responsibility of scoring goals and it is already proving to be a tough one for both of them.

Olivier Giroud will be looking to get more play time as he wants to make a claim to be included in Didier Deschamps’s France squad for Euro 2021 but it is unlikely that he will get it at Chelsea with Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham ahead of him in the pecking order

After having lost Raul Jimenez and now Daniel Podence to injury, Wolves don’t have a striker up top and had started to look for other options. Divock Origi and Olivier Giroud were floated as options as both players were third and second choice respectively at their clubs. A loan for the season would’ve made sense as both players would’ve got valuable game time in order to prove their credentials for their national teams for the upcoming Euro 2021 tourament.

Expensive signing Fabio Silva will get more minutes and lead the attack for Wolves

Young Portuguese forward Fabio Silva was signed from Porto for a fee of £35.6 million and a contract of five years. He was signed as a future prospect as he was the youngest player to represent Portuguese giants Porto and had potential to become a better player in the future. Currently 18 years of age, the youngster was being given substitute appearances by Nuno Esprito Santo and eased into the club. However everything changed when Raul Jimenez picked up a skull fracture in a sickening clash of heads with David Luiz.

The forward was comatose for a while and had to be stretchered off from the pitch while David Luiz suffered from a concussion and had to be substituted off. Since then Raul Jimenez hasn’t trained or played for Wolves and as a result Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto took over the role of providing goals. Now even Daniel Podence has picked up an injury and so Patrick Cutrone was called back from his loan with Fiorentina. While some fans debated on whether that was the best choice as another player Rafa Mir is currently on loan with Huesca and is comparably better form than Patrick Cutrone.

The owner of Wolves Football Club have informed Nuno Esprito Santo to make do with his options in the squad and not make any new signings. So for now it can be said that moves for Divock Origi and Olivier Giroud will not materialise and both players will stay at their respective clubs of Liverpool and Chelsea.

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