Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly eyeing a shock summer move for Liverpool forward Divock Origi ahead of the transfer deadline
According to a report by The Telegraph, Divock Origi could leave Liverpool this summer, amid interest from Tottenham Hotspur. The 22-year-old has majorly slipped down Jurgen Klopp’s pecking order, and is understood to be close to an exit from Anfield.
Origi has only made one substitute appearance so far this season. He came on during their 3-3 draw against Watford, and could not make much imapct. In fact, it has been quite obvious that Klopp prefers Daniel Sturridge and new signing Dominic Solanke over Origi. With an interest from Spurs, the forward will be keen on sealing a deal.
After a breakthrough season with Lille, Origi made a name for himself in the 2014 World Cup scoring a crucial winning goal for Belgium against Russia in the group stage. Having enjoyed an impressive tournament, the forward was approached by Bayern Munich but he instead chose to join Liverpool.
Origi was then loaned back to Lille for a season, where he endured a torrid spell of form with the French side. He returned to Anfield a year later lacking the confidence that earned him the move to Anfield in the first place.
However, after the arrival of Klopp, Origi did see more minutes on field. Injuries to Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings saw the Belgian push himself up the pecking order in attack, with some superb performances up top for Liverpool.
He proved to be quite impressive during the initial few months of the previous season but an ankle injury suffered during the 4-0 demolition of Everton cut his growth. The arrival of Sadio Mane also further extended his spell on the sidelines for a good majority of the 2016-17 season.
Tottenham Hotspur are believed to be attracted towards signing Origi. He does not lack talent and when in form, he can truly be a force to be reckoned with. Vincent Janssen could exit the club this summer, and Spurs will be looking to procure an able forward who can cover and play with Harry Kane.
Additionally, his experience can prove to be beneficial for Mauricio Pochettino. Often times, players from foreign leagues fail to live up to their potential in the high-paced world of the Premier League. Since Origi has already gathered some experience in England, he is unlikely to take much time to settle in.