Liverpool agree deal for Divock Origi to arrive this month

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After weeks of speculation it finally looks like Liverpool WILL bring forward Divock Origi to Anfield in January.

LILLE, FRANCE - Thursday, October 23, 2014: Lille OSC's Divock Origi in action against Everton during the UEFA Europa League Group H match at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There’s been numerous reports suggesting the Reds will pay in order to bring forward the Belgian’s arrival, with Origi having been loaned back to Lille after his £10 million arrival in the summer. Those reports were often then countered by press in England.

But now, finally, The Liverpool Echo report that Liverpool are prepared to pay the £3m need to bring the Belgian striker from Lille. They write:

“No deal is yet in place with Lille but the initial discussions have been encouraging and Anfield officials are confident they will reach a successful conclusion.

“Origi is desperate to begin his Liverpool career after enduring a torrid campaign in France.”

The 19-year-old is enduring a tough time at Lille, who themselves are having a poor season and are 13th in Ligue 1. He was booed after missing a penalty last month.

Origi’s arrival will likely mean the end for Fabio Borini this January.

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