Liverpool fans were left disappointed at the end of the transfer window. The Reds only signed the one player despite selling a raft of fringe stars. It looks as though the club may not be done with player sales. According to reports in Turkey, Divock Origi is close to signing for Fenerbahce.
Liverpool player sales
This summer was one of consolidation for Liverpool.
The squad was trimmed around the edges and key players were tied down to extended contracts.
We saw Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Nat Phillips and Jordan Henderson all agree new deals.
Meanwhile Harry Wilson was sold to Fulham, ending the Wales international’s 16-year Anfield association.
In addition Marko Grujic was sold to Porto following a successful loan spell in Portugal last season.
The Reds’ final big name departure was Xherdan Shaqiri with the Swiss international joining Lyon.
Divock Origi close to Fenerbahce move
Whilst the transfer window in England is closed the window in Turkey doesn’t slam shut until the 8th of September.
As a result there is still business to be done.
According to Fotospor, Divock Origi is close to joining Fenerbahce.
The outlet has stated that the Yellow Canaries have been looking for a striker and appear to have landed on the Reds’ Belgian forward.
Talks are said to be progressing very quickly with the final round of negotiations soon to take place.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool losing Origi will be a sad day but it is a day needed for both the club and the player.
The Belgian has failed to impress in recent seasons but he’s been feeding off scraps.
You can’t expect someone to be lethal up top when they’re only given 10 minutes ever few weeks.
Fingers crossed he’ll kick on when being used as a regular starter.
He’ll be fondly remembered, as the boss pointed out: he’s a Liverpool legend.