By Harry Sykes
Tottenham are reportedly in the running to sign Divock Origi from Liverpool before next Thursday’s transfer deadline – and fans have delivered mostly supportive verdicts on Twitter.
The Telegraph claim that the Merseysiders are ready to sanction the exit of Origi in what is most likely to be a loan after he slipped down the first-team pecking order.
It is said that Tottenham are waiting in the wings to sign the big-name striker, while there is also interest from Marseille and Anderlecht.
Spurs fans are mostly enthused at the prospect of signing Origi in the next five days, with some hailing him as the perfect cover for main man Harry Kane and others stating they would sign him in the blink of an eye.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I could see Draxler. Origi is perfect for Spurs imo. Need a good backup to Kane.
— Bruin Life (@LifeOfABruin) August 26, 2017
Wonder how much Origi would cost, would be a very good signing if Liverpool were looking to offload him.
— E-Spurs USA ???????? (@e_spurs_usa) August 26, 2017
— Joe Eyre (@JoeEyre90) August 26, 2017
Id take him all day long as a backup
— Lawrence Mealing (@LawrenceMealing) August 25, 2017
— Ledley The Hero (@King_of_WHL) August 26, 2017
Not sure if I’m in the minority here, but I’d take this guy. https://t.co/D5Nrg4Mg9h
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) August 25, 2017
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) August 25, 2017
In a heartbeat
— Brendan O’Connor (@_grendan) August 25, 2017
— Thomas Work (@THX2208) August 26, 2017
Origi has featured for just three minutes of Liverpool’s opening four fixtures of the season and his status was apparent with Klopp’s selection for Wednesday’s 4-2 win against Hoffenheim.
Origi was not even on the bench for Liverpool’s Champions League qualifier victory because the manager preferred Daniel Sturridge and youngster Dominic Solanke as his substitute strikers, with Roberto Firmino the chosen line-leader in the starting XI.
The Telegraph report that Liverpool could be willing to offload Origi before the 31 August transfer window cut-off, but a first working on signing a new attacker, with Arsenal contract rebel Oxlade-Chamberlain named as one possible option.
In total, the 23-times Belgium international has scored 21 goals in 77 appearances for the Reds across all competitions.
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