From the instant that Divock Origi’s second half strike for Belgium hit the back of the Russian net, the 19 year old has been linked with a move to the English Premier League. For a very brief period, Spurs were the main name in the frame but for much of the World Cup, it’s been reported by the press that Liverpool are in pole position for the Lille man’s signature.
It was claimed that Liverpool’s interest had been taken a step further and that a fee had been agreed with two clubs but the latest story to emerge from the Express states that Tottenham are set to hijack the deal.
The report goes on to say that officials from White Hart Lane will meet with the player today to persuade him to change his potential destination. We can’t offer Champions League football so maybe we could give the player greater game time than he would expect at Anfield. However, we’ve discussed Origi’s record – which isn’t a prolific one – at great length on this site so is it really worth getting involved in a battle for a player who is promising, yet still some way away from the finished article?