Saturday, June 28, 2014

Liverpool interested in signing Belgium International

The Reds are thinking long-term regarding the young forward, who would stay in France with current club Lille for the 2014-15 campaign

Liverpool have made a £9.8million bid for World Cup sensation Divock Origi, and are now agreeing personal terms with the Belgian's representatives.

The 19-year-old has made a splash on the biggest stage with Belgium in Brazil, and the Reds consider the Lille forward one of the most talented young players in Europe.

The Anfield transfer committee has sanctioned a structured £9.8million deal for the striker, with a loan-back agreement ensuring he remains at Lille next season where he can still play Champions League football.

The son of former Kenya international Mike Origi, Divock was born in Belgium and represented the nation of his birth at every youth level before being fast-tracked into the World Cup squad.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet couldn't speak highly enough of his Belgian compatriot.

"He is very, very good," said Mignolet after the 1-0 win over South Korea.

"The last couple of games he has come in for us, done a great job and changed the game.

"He is a huge prospect, and still only young.

"Today when he came onto the pitch he showed his class and helped us win the game. He is an exciting player."

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