Real Betis are in for a shock if they truly believe they could sign Divock Origi for £10m.
Estadio Deportivo claim that Betis want Origi and that he’d cost less than the fee Liverpool paid in 2014. It’s even mentioned that Origi is likely worth £20m – but a small fee is all that’s expected.
That’s because the Belgian’s contract is up in a year’s time. Regardless, why would Liverpool sell for such a small fee?
It makes next to no sense. They don’t need the money and would instead leave themselves in need of a striker to fill Origi’s role.
That’s difficult on two counts. Firstly, he hasn’t actually played many minutes and convincing a player to join with little guaranteed game time is tough.
Secondly, of all the players who would join, they’d need to find someone as effective as Origi. He’s proven that he can barely play, come straight into the side, and score big goals.
He can score off the bench, has a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and scores against top defences.
There would be virtually no value in selling Origi to Betis for anything like £10m. The value he’d add in one final season would almost certainly prove to be worth a lot more.