Origi has featured in all three of Belgium’s group games as a sub, scoring the winning goal against Russia in their second game.
They explain that “The Anfield transfer committee has sanctioned a structured £9.8million deal for the striker, with a loan-back agreement ensuring he remains at Lille next season where he can still play Champions League football.”
The reported fee is £9.8 million.
Earlier this week we brought you a scout report on Origi, explaining that, while naturally a central striker, importantly for Liverpool, he can operate anywhere across the front line with his flexibility making him a good fit for Brendan Rodgers’ fluid side.
Quick, powerful, 6ft 1inch tall, a direct runner who takes players on, a composed finisher, Origi looks like representing quite a coup for Liverpool.
Earlier this week, The Mirror likened Origi to a young Samuel Eto’o, saying that “It is always a risk to pay around £10 million for a 19-year-old player, but with Origi it feels more like an investment than a payment.”