The Premier League duo to go head-to-head for Lille’s Origi.
Lille teenager Divock Origi has been attracting attention from the Premier League and Arsenal and Liverpool are clambering to sign the forward, according to talkSPORT.
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The 18-year-old is a Belgium international at every level from Under-15s to Under-19s – with 10 goals in 19 caps for the latter – and is expected to make his Under-21s debut in the very near future.
Origi is of Kenyan descent and is eligible to play for the African nation via his Father’s nationality, but is considered to be among the recent boom of talented Belgians; having started out with Beerschot.
Yet it is in France that the attacker has made his name, progressing through the Lille ranks after moving from his home nation back in 2010 and breaking into the first team this season.
The starlet has made 30 appearances for the Ligue 1 side this term, although mostly from the bench, and has scored a respectable tally of five goals when considering his actual game time.
Origi started as a defensive midfielder in his career and has publicly admitted he is comfortable playing either there, as a striker or even on the left wing.
Yet it is the youngster’s attacking capabilities that has attracted the attention of the Gunners and the Reds, with the former in particular struggling for form upfront currently.
Whilst Olivier Giroud has been solid, the Frenchman is often said to be missing in big games and Yaya Sanogo is too inexperienced and Nicklas Bendtner is expected to be sold.
There is no such trouble at Anfield for Brendan Rodgers, with the in-form duo of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez in the final third and Origi would be in good company when looking to develop if a move to Merseyside materialised.
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