Liverpool striker Divock Origi has been offered to La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in a bid to find him a new club, according to reports.
Origi to Spain?
The 25-year-old has found himself ostracised from Jurgen Klopp’s side during the 2020/21 campaign and has been heavily linked with a move away to Anfield, with Wolves being one of the clubs believed to be interested.
Origi is yet to start a game in the Premier League, only appearing in the German tactician’s lineup on three occasions in the Champions League (Whoscored), despite Klopp previously described the Belgian frontman as “exceptional.”
According to Italian journalist Ciro Venerato (cited by Il Calcio Napoli), Et Atleti’s director of football Andrea Berta offered Origi to boss Diego Simeone in their bid to replace Diego Costa, who was recently released by the club.
Among their list, Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik were also mentioned as possible targets, with the La Liga giants keen to find someone to fill the Spaniard’s boots as soon as possible.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Having been such an influence to Liverpool’s trophy haul over the past two seasons, it feels like the right time for Origi to leave the club.
It would be huge for the player himself if he got the opportunity to move to Atletico, playing alongside the likes of Luis Suarez and Joao Felix – under the watchful eye of an another elite-level manager in Simeone.
That being said, Klopp has clearly always had a soft spot for Origi. Time will tell whether he opts to sell him this month with three-and-a-half years left on his current deal, or if he is let go in the summer.
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