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Liverpool’s Divock Origi close to agreeing contract with Italian giants

The striker has recently struggled to make the squad ever since Liverpool’s injured players have returned

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Origi during Liverpool's pre-season friendly vs Mainz

Origi during Liverpool's pre-season friendly vs Mainz

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has been in talks with seven-time Champions League holders AC Milan and likes the idea of joining the current Serie A league leaders, according to Gianluca Di Marzio

 

Origi, who joined Liverpool in 2014, has played over a hundred games for the Reds, but has recently found himself struggling for minutes. Liverpool’s signing of Luis Diaz from Porto has only pushed the Belgian further down the pecking order. Liverpool have no intention of offering him a new contract.

The 26-year-old, whose contract at Liverpool ends in June, has given the green light for the switch to Italy. The Rossoneri have found agreement with him on the duration of the contract, but a final agreement regarding wages is yet to be reached. 

 

The report claims Origi has been asking for €4.5m a year, but Milan chiefs have currently offered €3m. There is optimism a deal can be found for close to €4m a year. 

 

Origi has gone on to become something of a cult figure over the years among the Liverpool faithful. The Belgian has popped up with memorable goals for Klopp’s side on many occasions, most notably winners against Everton and Newcastle in the Premier League to keep Liverpool’s title chase going. Origi was also the one to put the final nail in Spurs’ coffin by scoring in the 87th minute to double Liverpool’s lead in the 2018/19 Champions League final.

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