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Divock Origi transfer reports don't add up; imminent deal looks unlikely

There have been transfer reports in recent days linking Divock Origi with a move away. Things don’t quite add up, however.

Reports in Turkey claim there could be a late transfer for Divock Origi. The Turkish window remains open for the next five days and Fenerbahce want the Belgian.

Fotospor said as much yesterday. Our response to that, which you can read here, was surprise. We’d be absolutely shocked if Liverpool sold Origi now when they’re unable to replace him.

It’s not completely out of the question, though. As we wrote here, there are several ways Liverpool could cover his exit. They may not plan on using Origi, too, and could sell now before his price drops even lower.

But there was one issue in that report. They claim that Fenerbahce had made contact with Peter Moore over the transfer but Moore stepped down as Liverpool CEO a year ago.

It’s easy to dismiss that as a mistake on the journalist’s part, though.

Divock Origi transfer reports

Fotospor are no longer the only Turkish outlet reporting on this move, however. Fotomac now claim Fenerbahce are pushing forward on a deal and there ‘could be a surprise’ in the next week.

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Again, though, there’s a glaring error in their report. They claim Origi is available for around £10m because there’s only one year left on his contract.

That’s simply not true. Origi signed a five-year contract back in 2019 and has three seasons left.

So when you take these reports’ errors and couple them with the bizarre notion of selling Origi after the transfer window has shut, it’s quite easy to dismiss this one. We would already have been shocked with a sale – even more so after these reports.

An imminent transfer looks very, very unlikely.

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