Liverpool have set a low price for Divock Origi, according to reports. The Reds still can’t sell the player, however.
This comes from the Athletic. They claim Liverpool have set a price as low as £12m for Divock Origi this summer. Despite that, they can’t find anyone to buy the player.
The upper end of the price tag is around £15m but the Reds would apparently settle for a few million less than that. It’s a very small fee for a player in the prime of his career.
Origi is 26, after all, and these should be his best years. We’re talking about a player who has a knack for scoring big goals in big games, too. It’s not as though his skills aren’t obvious.
But two seasons of struggles have apparently tanked his value. Certainly to potential buying clubs, anyway.
The Athletic’s piece talks about the difficulties Liverpool face in trying to sell Origi. They have their own valuation but no one has met it. On top of that, the Belgian doesn’t appear to want a move.
Finding a club, the right price, and the intrigue for Origi seems like a tough ask. Especially with only a few more days before the window closes.
Liverpool set Divock Origi price
We’re quite surprised Origi is still around. His lack of games last season appeared to set the scene for a departure. Especially as we thought Liverpool would move for a forward this summer.
Instead, they haven’t. Whether that’s because Origi hasn’t moved or not, we don’t know. That would certainly add up.
But we were sure someone would make a decent bid. Yes, Origi has struggled for games recently but his goal record is far better than it seems. It’s certainly worth a £12m punt for certain teams.
This late in the window, though, maybe it suits Liverpool to just keep him and take a punt on that goal record themselves.