Divock Origi wants out of Liverpool, according to reports. The Belgian has a complex contract situation that opens the exit door.
This comes from FC Inter News, a site associated with Gazzetta Dello Sport. They claim that Divock Origi wants to leave Liverpool.
On top of that, his agent is actively offering the player to clubs. One of those is Inter, who are in the market for a new forward – and preferably a cheap one. Origi could be exactly that.
His contract expires at the end of the season, though Liverpool can trigger a 12-month extension. It’s a complex situation as the Reds appear to be open to Origi leaving. At the same time, they almost certainly want a fee for the Belgian, too.
So do you trigger the extension just to sell? Potentially, though you risk having his wages on the books for longer than you want.
Would Liverpool actually sell Divock Origi?
Origi is technically free to talk to clubs right now, which is what we imagine has happened here. Liverpool will retain the option to extend his contract, though. Until there’s a definitive answer on that, we’re going to get talk of clubs having interest in the player.
The big story here, then, is that Origi actively wants to leave. It’s not entirely in his hands, given his contract situation, but the Reds need to sell in 2022 if they want any money for him – that much is for sure.
We firmly imagine we’ll see movement on Origi this year. Maybe it’s this month, maybe it’s the summer but either way, we can’t imagine he’ll remain at Liverpool beyond 2022.
It’s a shame, of course. Origi is a club legend for what’s he’s done here, while teammates consider him ‘unbelievable’. There just isn’t room for him to get enough games, as Liverpool themselves have recognised.
“I hope one day he finds a manager who plays him more than me”, Jurgen Klopp said earlier in the season. That time might finally be near.