West Ham could make a move to sign Liverpool hitman Divock Origi according to club insider ExWHUemployee.
The Hammers owners are allegedly big fans of the Liverpool striker.
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Meanwhile, David Moyes isn’t sold on Origi, having turned down the chance to sign the Belgium international in the summer.
Perhaps the Scot could be swayed into signing him either in January or next summer though.
Origi’s contract is due to expire in sixth months time. So Jurgen Klopp may well be prepared to let him leave Anfield for a bargain fee in January.
Either that or Liverpool will lose him for nothing in the summer. And that’s where West Ham could come in.
West Ham could make Divock Origi swoop
The 26-year-old has long been linked with a move to the London Stadium from Anfield (Claret and Hugh and The Mirror).
And with his contract with Liverpool running down, an exit from Merseyside could well be on the cards.
ExWHUemployee explained the current situation regarding West Ham’s alleged interest in signing Origi from Liverpool, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast:
“There’s been interest in Origi at Liverpool before, but actually in the summer, Moyes turned down the offer to make a move for him. He’s out of contract in the summer, so whether we’ll make a move for him now – I know the chairmen really like him and he obviously scored against us this season, but whether we will go for him or not, I don’t know.”
It sounds like Moyes may be interested in Origi if he is available either for a bargain fee in January or on a free transfer in the summer.
We think that the 26-year-old would be a great addition for the Hammers.
Origi is proven at Premier League level and possesses the kind of attributes that Moyes usually looks for in a striker.
If he’s up for sale in January, signing the Belgian really should be a no-brainer for West Ham.
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Hopefully we can get this one done.
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