The West Ham fans are delighted with the clubs business so far but realise that a few more players need to be brought in to really allow a top 10 push at least.
Having spent millions on seven new players, West Ham and Manuel Pellegrini are beginning to get set for their first Premier League campaign together. The Chilean has so far got all that he wanted, including record signing Felipe Anderson, who is sure to have an impact in London next season.
Now the Premier League winning manager is likely eyeing a bit of a striking improvement, and he’d struggle to find a better option than Divock Origi, who is valued at £9 million on Transfer Markt.
The Liverpool striker spent last season out on-loan with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, where he scored 6 league goals.
Despite finding life trickery thus far in England, a move to the Hammers could bring out the best in Origi as he could realise his true potential alongside a new attacking force of Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko, who would provide the wide support.
West Ham currently have limited forward options as Andy Carroll has once again been ruled out by injury and Javier Hernandez, a man they worked so hard to lure to the club last summer, simply hasn’t been good enough since he moved back to England. This leaves only Marko Arnautovic up-top who isn’t exactly a proper striker in the most obvious sense anyway.
Origi hasn’t had the easiest time of it at Liverpool, but his talent is clear. He has a great eye for a goal, and his pace, agility and technical ability collectively make him a standout talent. He’s raw, of course, he is, but a year under Mauricio Pellegrini could change that.
Clearly this demonstrates the need for another striker and Divock Origi fits Pellegrini’s criteria of being young and pacey at least.
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