Liverpool forward Divock Origi is absolutely nailed-on to join AC Milan at the end of the season, journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed.
The Lowdown: Origi tipped for exit
The Belgian has long been tipped for a summer exit in recent months, with his current Reds deal expiring once the current campaign is over.
Origi has been continually linked with a move to Milan, with the Serie A giants looking to add more firepower in the attacking third ahead of another year in the Champions League – they often rely on Olivier Giroud to lead the line, who will turn 36 at the start of next season.
The transfer is starting to look like a formality, with Romano giving a fresh update on the matter this week.
The Latest: Origi to sign contract in Milan
Taking to Twitter, the renowned transfer expert claimed that the deal is now extremely close, even effectively done:
“Divock Origi has no doubts on his next destination: he’s just waiting to complete medical tests and sign the contract as new AC Milan player in the coming weeks.
“Liverpool have already accepted his decision – he’s definitely leaving on a free transfer.”
The Verdict: Smash it, Divock
This is a perfect time for Origi to move on, with the 27-year-old too good a footballer to be sitting on the substitutes’ bench for Liverpool most weeks.
He is in his prime years and a move to Milan could be perfect, as the Rossoneri lie on the cusp of winning the Serie A title, meaning the Belgium international could be joining at a perfect time in their recent history.
For all Origi’s cult hero status at Liverpool, racking up 41 goals across his time at the club, first and foremost he is a very good footballer and someone who could and deserves to thrive with a new challenge at another huge club.
In other news, a journalist has confirmed ‘strong interest’ in one Liverpool player. Read more here.
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