Real Sociedad want Divock Origi, according to reports. Liverpool may have the buyer they need.
This comes from El Gol Digital in Spain. They claim Real Sociedad want Divock Origi this summer.
The player is up for grabs, too. Liverpool could sell the Belgian as long as someone offers £17m. Though, the article suspects they’ll drop as low as £12m.
Either way, Sociedad hold an interest as they look to replace Alexander Isak. The young forward will likely move on at the end of the season and Origi is their no.1 target to replace him.
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And Isak also appears to be off. ESPN claim Barcelona have their eyes on him and that Borussia Dortmund have a buyback clause.
Sociedad will almost certainly lose him and need a replacement. And if they see Origi as that, then Liverpool can celebrate.
The Belgian isn’t offering anywhere near enough to hold a place in Liverpool’s first-team squad. Selling him to reinvest makes complete sense – the Reds just need a buyer.
The Isak situation appears to create one and that’s wonderful.
Though, it does ask one interesting question – is this an easy way to move for Isak? He’s a player we’ve suggested before as a potential target.
We have no idea if Liverpool are interested but he’s certainly a promising player. And if Sociedad want Origi, there’s an obvious discount.
Regardless, £12m – £17m for Origi is a chunk of cash Liverpool could use. Whether that’s to secure someone like Isak or not, Sociedad’s interest helps.
Now all they need is a second interested party. Then Liverpool are far more likely to secure that higher fee. But honestly, we’d take £12m.