West Ham could try to sign Divock Origi from Liverpool in January according to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook.
Hammers boss David Moyes will have two main priorities next month – signing a top-class centre-forward and a quality centre-back.
Our need for a new striker grew ever more desperate after we sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax back in January.
The 27-year-old hitman still hasn’t been replaced and Moyes absolutely has to put that right next month.
West Ham are challenging for a top four spot in the Premier League, we are in the last 16 of the Europa League and have a Carabao Cup quarter-final tie with Tottenham and an FA Cup clash with Leeds still to look forward to.
In order to compete on all fronts though, the addition of a centre-forward will be an absolute necessity.
West Ham could have upper hand in race to sign Liverpool ace Divock Origi in January
And now talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook has outlined how Origi’s agent Will Salthouse could play a key role in the striker moving from Liverpool to West Ham:
“Divock Origi is somebody I know they looked at in the summer, his agent has a very close connection, should we say, to the West Ham board so that is a transfer I could see happening in January.”
The Liverpool hitman would be an excellent addition for the Hammers.
Amazingly, Origi is still just 26. 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.
The Liverpool hitman possesses a real burst of acceleration and perhaps if given regular game-time at West Ham, everyone would start to see the best of the Belgian.
Origi has five goals and two assists to his name in 10 games for the Reds this season (Transfermarkt).
He has genuine quality and the West Ham fans saw first hand what he’s capable of last month when he scored to get Liverpool back in the game at the London Stadium.
The Times reckon that Liverpool want around £25 million for Origi though. That could be somewhat of a problem for the Hammers.
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If the Merseyside outfit lower their demands by £5-10 million, then signing the Belgian will be a no-brainer for West Ham.
Whether the Reds are prepared to do that, however, is another matter entirely.