Cult heroes are one of the reasons we love our teams so much. Those players who we can always rely on to run their heart out or pop up with a vital goal when needed. Those players who make you dream, who have given you the best moments of your life. Divock Origi is one such cult hero, though apparently Liverpool are willing to let him go with up to four clubs reportedly looking at the Belgian.
The Origi story
Liverpool signed Divock Origi from French side Lille for £10m in 2014, immediately loaning him back for a season.
The striker had been impressing for club and country and was seen as one of the brightest forward prospects in Europe.
However, having failed to establish himself in the first team following his arrival from Lille he was loaned to Wolfsburg where he didn’t have the best of times.
When people were beginning to question the striker’s long term future at Anfield he started scoring incredibly important goals.
He netted late winners against Everton and Newcastle United, as well as a brace against Barcelona and the clincher in the Champions League final.
Divock Origi interest
Newcastle, Brighton and Fulham are said to be interested in the Reds’ forward, along with Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Fenerbahce are said to have made the first move with Turkish club allegedly looking at a loan move with an obligation to buy.
The Reds are reportedly happy to let him go on loan with an obligation to buy for £14m.
What RTK has to say
£14m seems an extraordinarily low fee for Divock.
If there is a buy back clause, or a percentage of the next sale included then it makes more sense.
However, £14m alone seems paltry for a player who still clearly has unfulfilled potential.
A season or two as a regular starter through the middle will surely see the Belgian become the player he promises to be, it could be foolish to let him go so cheaply.