Divock Origi could head to the Bundesliga on loan before tomorrow’s transfer deadline, according to Paul Joyce.
The Times journalist confirmed that Wolfsburg are keen on his services and are happy to pay a sizeable fee to borrow him for the campaign.
Wolfsburg very keen on Divock Origi and will pay sizeable loan fee. Liverpool want him to go abroad.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) August 30, 2017
Origi is well down Jurgen Klopp’s current striking pecking order, with Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke ahead of him. With Danny Ings returning and both Sadio Mane or Mo Salah capable of playing centrally, it’s unlikely he’s going to get many of the opportunities he desperately needs at his age.
The 22-year-old could benefit from first-team football for a year, and it’s important to recognise we’re not keen on offloading him permanently.
We have already offered Origi to Monaco on loan in exchange for Thomas Lemar, but it appears the French are not especially keen – having ignored the offer since late last night.
Origi’s father Mike has confirmed that his son needs an Anfield exit, and we’d support a potential move to Wolfsburg – providing there was a recall option in January should we need him back.
With Sturridge’s injury problems, there’s always the chance he’ll be unavailable and Firmino cannot be expected to play two games a week.
There’s every chance he’ll perform well in Germany though, giving us another club to pay attention to along with Rb Leipzig who will deploy Naby Keita for the season before his Merseyside switch.