Liverpool striker Divock Origi has been tipped to join Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg on a season-long loan deal in search of regular first-team football.
EDIT: Paul Joyce reports that Wolfsburg will pay a £6 million loan fee and cover all of Origi’s wages.
Origi has fallen down the pecking order in Jurgen Klopp‘s attack, and has played just nine minutes of football so far this season.
Ahead of next summer’s World Cup, the young Belgian is eager to play week in, week out, to ensure his place in Roberto Martinez’s squad in Russia.
Therefore, Klopp is set to sanction a temporary move to Wolfsburg, with a variety of publications reporting a likely switch to the Volkswagen Arena.
The Times‘ Paul Joyce claims that the German outfit “will pay a sizeable loan fee” to secure Origi’s services.
Furthermore, Liverpool are said to “want him to go abroad,” with the Mail‘s Dominic King revealing that they “don’t want to send him to another club in the Premier League.”
With Belgium playing Gibraltar in their first World Cup qualifier of the international break in Brussels on Thursday evening, any move for Origi will likely need to be tied up by Wednesday night.
Any departure for the 22-year-old is said to be linked to the Reds’ efforts to sign another forward before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
AS Monaco’s Thomas Lemar and Arsenal‘s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both targets for Klopp, with Liverpool agreeing a fee for the latter on Wednesday evening.
The Reds opened talks with the Gunners over a deal for the England international earlier in the afternoon, before finalising a £35 million package.
The 24-year-old will now undergo a medical at St George’s Park, having joined up with Gareth Southgate’s squad for the international break.
Beyond Lemar and Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Reds will be hoping to secure a deal for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk.
And following Origi through the Anfield exit could be Mamadou Sakho, Lazar Markovic, Ryan Kent and Allan Rodrigues, with the latter trio expected to leave on loan.