Divock Origi has joined Wolfsburg on loan for the season.
The Germans will pay £6m to borrow him the campaign and also cover all of his wages, meaning it’s a financially sensible move for the Reds.
Crucially though, Liverpool have forced upon a recall clause in January, meaning if we are suffering an injury crisis, the Belgian can be brought back to Anfield if Jurgen Klopp decides.
What’s more, if he’s a massive success in the Bundesliga, there’s no set price Wolfsburg can buy him for and he’ll automatically return to Liverpool unless a separate, permanent deal is decided upon.
Liverpool loan fee for Origi is £6m plus wages. Wolfsburg prepared to pay.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) August 30, 2017
Liverpool insisted on a clause allowing them to recall Divock Origi from Wolfsburg in January if necessary
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) August 31, 2017
Divock Origi has joined Wolfsburg on a season-long loan. There is no option for them to buy him next summer. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) August 31, 2017
We were a little nervous about this deal, at first, but the stipulations we’ve included make it less of a risk.
After all, with Daniel Sturridge’s injury record, he’s likely to miss some game-time, meaning Roberto Firmino will be the only frontline forward available for LFC. However, Dominic Solanke is making such strides, and Danny Ings will be chomping at the bit, meaning maybe it’s sensible all round.
We wish Origi all the luck he needs for his German adventure. Hopefully, he’ll become a first-team regular and score a hatful.