Liverpool have announced the £10 million signing of Belgian World Cup star Divock Origi from Lille.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have both been linked with a move for Origi. But the talented striker has chosen Anfield, signing a five-year-deal with the Premier League runners-up.
Origi has been linked with a move to England for over a year now but interest intensified after a successful campaign in Brazil. Belgium reached the quarter-finals, with the new Liverpool man playing every game.
Liverpool hope their latest signing will prove to be a long term replacement for Luis Suarez. But we will have to wait a while to see him in Liverpool colours, he has immediately been loaned back to Lille for the duration of next season.
Talking on the club website Origi spoke of his excitement at playing for a club of such magnitude.
“I am very, very happy and delighted a club as big as Liverpool showed interest in me. I’m very excited.
“I know it’s a club with a great history, great fans and a lot of great players. For me, Liverpool is one of the greatest clubs in the world and I’m very excited to be part of this great history.”
Liverpool are now being linked with a big money move for another Premier League target, Marco Reus. The 25-year-old has just turned down new contract with Borussia Dortmund, intensifying rumours that he could be on his way out of Germany. Manchester United and Arsenal are also interested in the speedy Germany international.