ExWHUemployee has claimed on Twitter that West Ham United could turn to Liverpool forward Divock Origi as a potential option this month.
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Hammers boss David Moyes is desperately trying to bring a new striker to the London Stadium. Unfortunately, he has just 10 days left to do it.
West Ham sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax two weeks ago. The East London outfit got around £20 million for the 26-year-old. The fans are desperate to see that money re-invested into the squad.
We appear to be nowhere closer to replacing the Ivorian, however.
The Hammers have already been linked with a plethora of names this month including the likes of Boulaye Dia (90 Min), Olivier Giroud (Eurosport), Ismaila Sarr (the Sun) and Youssef En-Nesyri (The Athletic).
It seems as though there is a new name on West Ham’s radar, however.
West Ham to swoop in for Liverpool ace Divock Origi?
ExWHUmployee has claimed on Twitter that Hammers boss David Moyes could turn his attention to Liverpool attacker Divock Origi as an option this month:
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is prepared to let the 25-year-old leave Anfield this month according to a report from The Athletic.
The Express recently claimed that Liverpool could sell the Belgium international for around £15 million.
Origi joined Liverpool from Lille in the summer of 2014 for around £10 million (BBC).
The 25-year-old forward has gone on to rack up 35 goals and 13 assists in 150 games for the Reds (Transfermarkt). Whilst the numbers aren’t exactly impressive, only 61 of those games have been starts.
Origi is a talented, hard working striker. He can play anywhere along the front line and would offer strong competition and cover for Michail Antonio.
The £50k-a-week ace (Spotrac) will surely be hungry to prove that he has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League. He certainly has the ability. Perhaps a move to a club where he’s offered regular game-time would enable him to fulfil his potential.
The Reds ace may not be the Hammers’ first-choice striker. He would certainly do a job at the London Stadium, however.
Whether the West Ham board will be prepared to part with around £15 million in order to prise Origi away from Liverpool, however, remains to be seen.