Liverpool appear to want an instant replacement with their reported Divock Origi replacement. The Reds supposedly have someone in mind.
Gazzetta dello Sport claims Liverpool want Donyell Malen. In fact, they believe the Reds lead the race.
Other teams worry Liverpool are so fixed on Malen that they’ll splash the cash, blowing everyone else out of the water. It certainly sounds as though they like the player, then.
Malen has had an interesting career already, even if he’s only 22. He’s spent the start of his senior career with PSV Eindhoven after failing the make the grade at Arsenal.
But Malen exploded in his homeland. He got 10 goals in 18/19 despite playing almost exclusively as a substitute.
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Last season saw him score 11 from just 14 starts and he’s carried that form into this campaign. Malen has 15 goals and six assists already this season.
He can play a couple of positions, too. While primarily a striker, Malen has played wide left on occasion.
And that, for us, shows us exactly why Liverpool would want him.
The Daily Mail says Liverpool want to sell Divock Origi and that necessitates a replacement. Though, that’s immediately apparent as the report claims any money they got would be reinvested.
The Malen interest makes complete sense, then – he’s a direct replacement. The Dutchman plays the same two positions as Origi and, much like the Belgian, is a forward-thinking attacking player.
What Liverpool would hope, though, is that Malen is already better despite being around four years younger. If he is, then the potential is huge.
Malen could be an instant upgrade on Origi. His confidence will be flying, after all, and he’s showing an eye for goals beyond anything the senior player has ever demonstrated.
It’s a sensible one, then. Malen would come in as a squad player but with more to offer than Origi. Liverpool, in turn, get an instant upgrade.