Leeds are reportedly one of many clubs keeping tabs on Belgium international Divock Origi.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Leeds United are willing to buy Liverpool striker Divock Origi.
The Belgium international was signed by Liverpool in July 2014 from Lille for a fee of 12.6 million euros. The 25-year-old has a contract until 2024 with the club.
The striker has banged in one goal and provided one assists in 5 matches for Liverpool this term on all fronts.
The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Belgium.
Origi has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 3 goals in 29 senior appearances for the Belgium national team.
The striker is set to be a man in demand in the winter transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature.
Marcelo Bielsa wants to sign a new striker and Origi is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Belgium international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Bielsa wants to target in the winter transfer window.
Leeds are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Divock Origi is a dynamic striker, who possesses good technical skills and ball control. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Leeds United are interested in Liverpool striker Divock Origi. The Belgium international is being made available ahead of the January market after struggling for minutes this season. Origi has attracted an approach from Club Brugge in recent days. But Football Insider reports Leeds United are also watching developments. It’s suggested Leeds would be willing to explore a loan deal with the option to buy in June.”
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Leeds United will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Origi to join the club.
The Reds are preparing to sell their striker should they receive right offer for him.
Divock Origi ideal fit for Leeds United?
A move away from Liverpool will not be only the best move for Origi, but also for the club.
Signing the 25-year-old in the winter transfer window would be a masterstroke from Bielsa.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Leeds.
It will be interesting to see if Leeds United can beat their rivals to the striker’s signature.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.