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