Serie A giants Juventus are reportedly looking to sign Liverpool forward Divock Origi in the upcoming January transfer window.
According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Juventus have expressed interest in Divock Origi. The Italian giants are in the market for a new striker as Massimiliano Allegri looks to beef up his attacking options in the upcoming January transfer window. The Serie A giants have already made contact over a potential move for the striker, hoping to land him on a cut-price deal next month.
A part of Liverpool since 2015, Origi is considered a cult hero at Anfield due to his reputation of being a super-sub. Over the years, the Belgian has scored important goals for the team, including the UEFA Champions League semi-final against Barcelona in 2019. He most recently netted a late winner against Wolves earlier this season, drawing praise from Jurgen Klopp himself.
However, after garnering just 38 minutes of league football this season, even with Roberto Firmino out injured, it is apparent Origi does not have any future at Liverpool. It has led to widespread speculations linking him with several top clubs across Europe, with AC Milan, in particular, reportedly keen on a January swoop for the ex-Wolfsburg starlet. And it appears Juventus have joined the race as well.
The report suggests Juventus’s interest in Divock Origi has nothing to do with Alvaro Morata’s uncertain future at the club. The former Real Madrid forward has recently held talks with Barcelona over a potential January move. But it seems the Serie A giants are mainly considering Origi as a strike-partner for Morata, should they keep hold of the Spaniard next month.
In many ways, the Liverpool striker might be considered a potential replacement for Dejan Kulusevski. The Swedish international is almost destined to leave Turin in January, with Arsenal reportedly emerging as the front-runner in the pursuit.
Kulusevski’s potential exit should create a void in the Juventus attack, especially with Moise Kean struggling with form. The addition of a capable goalscorer like Origi, to that end, could prove to be a smart move by the Bianconeri.
As for Liverpool, Klopp has hinted that he wants the Belgian to leave Anfield multiple times this season. It seems Origi himself may fancy a move elsewhere, as he looks to revive his career after the spell in Merseyside. And with Serie A clubs like Juventus and AC Milan interested in his services, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the charismatic striker next month.