Fenerbahce have held negotiations with the Merseyside club regarding the addition of Divock Origi. The ex-Turkish star Emre Belozoglu (who endured a controversial spell in the Premier League) met with members of Reds hierarchy to discuss a move.
It’s added that PL clubs Aston Villa, Newcastle, Brighton and Fulham are also keen on Belgium international. Konur adds that the German manager’s team are open to sanctioning a loan move that includes an obligatory option to make the transfer permanent next summer for €15m.
The loan club would have to pay a loan fee as well as Divock’s full wages. Liverpool wouldn’t sanction an exit for the Belgian centre-forward without securing a replacement to strengthen their squad.
Origi has already cemented his legendary status at Liverpool owing to his goalscoring exploits in the 2019 UCL semi-finals and final. The 25-year-old centre-forward is effectively a backup/rotation option for Liverpool’s fearsome attacking trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino.
14 of Origi’s 42 games across all tournaments last campaign came off the bench, but Divock still delivered a decent tally of six goals and four assists. From a personal perspective, Divock should consider leaving Anfield in order to get regular first-team minutes this campaign for another club and in turn make his case to be part of Belgium’s Euros squad.
The striker has proved that he’s got a special knack for scoring crucial goals, something that could be priceless for Turkish club in Fenerbahce and PL clubs in the lower half. Liverpool signed Konstantinos Tsimikas from Olympiacos this summer.