Divock Origi is reportedly being tailed by five clubs over a summer move, with Liverpool open to the prospect of cashing in on the Belgian striker.
According to Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur, Fenerbahce have made a move to secure the services of Divock Origi on loan in the summer transfer window. Liverpool are ready to sanction such a deal, but will insert a mandatory purchase clause of €15 million, with the Belgian also being chased by four Premier League clubs.
Origi joined Liverpool from Lille following an impressive 2014 World Cup campaign. But, it took him a few years to finally establish a foothold in the Reds’ first-team setup; so much so, that the 25-year-old has gone on to become a cult hero at Anfield.
In the 2018/19 season that finally ended years of wait for a major honour, Origi played a key role as Liverpool lifted the UEFA Champions League title and ended runners-up in the Premier League by just a solitary point. His performances subsequently saw the Belgian being rewarded with a renewal by Liverpool last summer.
Origi once again had a role to play last season, as Liverpool won the Premier League title at long last and for the first time ever. However, after yet again being relegated to the role of being a deputy to the first-choice trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, it looks like Origi is set to leave in search of regular minutes this summer.
As a result, the Belgian international has been linked with a number of clubs, with sever Premier League outfits keen on securing his services. Aston Villa are among the English clubs that are keen on signing Origi, with Ekrem Konur claiming that Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Fulham also have him in their sights.
Leeds United were also briefly linked with Origi, but are no longer in pursuit of the Liverpool star after signing Rodrigo Moreno. Meanwhile, Konur claims that Fenerbahce are the club that have made the first move for Origi, approaching Liverpool over the prospect of loaning the player for the 2020/21 season.
The Premier League champions are open to the prospect of loaning him out, but also want to insert a clause that makes it mandatory for Fenerbahce to buy him for €15 million next summer. Liverpool would also demand a hefty loan fee to get the deal over the line, although The Sun add that they would want to sign a replacement before letting Origi go.
What now remains to be seen is if any of the aforementioned Premier League quartet attempt to sign Origi on a permanent deal this summer, a prospect that could turn Liverpool’s head. For now, Fenerbahce seem to be leading the race to sign the 25-year-old, who could be set to leave Liverpool after 140 appearances for the Reds.