Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will demand £25 million for Divock Origi from West Ham in January according to a report from The Times.
On top of that, the Hammers will have to fork out £80k-a-week in wages for the 26-year-old Liverpool forward.
West Ham boss David Moyes will be desperate to bring a new striker to the London Stadium in the January transfer window. Despite our current centre-back injury crisis, the addition of a top-class forward should still be Moyes’s priority.
The Scot absolutely must bring in more competition and cover for Michail Antonio and failing to do so next month would be bordering on negligent.
The Reds hitman would be an exceptional addition to Moyes’s ranks at the London Stadium. He won’t come cheap though.
Jurgen Klopp names Divock Origi price
The Times reckon that the Belgium International will cost West Ham £25 million in the January transfer window.
Origi is allegedly looking for around £80k-a-week in wages as well. So it will be an incredibly expensive deal for the Hammers.
Especially considering the fact that he is out of contract at Anfield in the summer.
The Times claims that Origi is actually happy to stay at Liverpool so perhaps he has his eye on a new deal with the Merseyside outfit.
It’s frustrating because the Belgian would be the ideal January signing for West Ham.
He can play anywhere along the front-line, is willing to put in a real shift and has proven that he can produce the goods at the very highest level.
Origi is a proven goalscorer. We have to say though, £25 million is just too much money for a player nearing the end of his current contract. Perhaps we should look for better value elsewhere.
And then maybe explore a deal to sign the Liverpool striker once again in the summer.