GdS: Milan flop wants to stay despite concrete interest of West Ham

By Isak Möller -

Divock Origi didn’t have a successful first season with AC Milan and as a result, he has been placed on the market. However, the exit is proving to be rather difficult for various reasons.

Milan secured the 28-year-old on a free transfer last summer as his contract with Liverpool expired. However, the striker struggled with a few injuries at the start and that set the tone for the rest of the season.

In 36 appearances, albeit just ten of them from start, Origi found the back of the net two times. Milan are now eager to get him off the wage bill, with a net salary of €4m per year, and have thus placed him on the market.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews), West Ham and Galatasaray have expressed their interest but the transfer is difficult above all for two reasons: 1) Origi’s high salary and 2) his wish to stay at Milan for next season.

Milan have decided not to call him up for the pre-season tour in the United States and perhaps this will force Origi to reflect on his future.

Tags AC Milan Divock Origi West Ham


  1. Not giving him a pre-season if he wants to stay feels a bit underhand. I think we owe him at least a full pre-season to see if there’s a Plan B or Plan C in him or to see if he can adapt to Pioli’s plans.

    I think it would probably be best for him to move somewhere that he could be a starter, but if he wants to fulfill his contract we need to give him a chance to earn a spot. He’s never been disrespectful towards his team mates or the club.

    1. Perhaps, but sometimes you need to make clear statments in sports. It was made clear to him early on that the club wants to sell him, and with so many new players, it was certain that some were going to be left out. Also, let’s not forget that he is not young and earns a big salary

    2. “I think we owe him”

      NOPE!!! After what he gave us last season we owe him NOTHING. He was poor from the start, end and every second in between. Even a primavera player would have given us more than he did.

  2. Is 28 too old?

    Who was worse between CdK and Origi?

    While trying to make a statement that you don’t want a player, be mindful not to disrespect him. If he player feels disrespected, he can choose to stay and run down his contract. Or you can terminate it and pay him in full. Gareth Bale did it at Real Madrid.

    Wasn’t particularly impressed with Origi last season. I wasn’t even excited about his signing, although he was brought to come and be a super sub that he had being at Liverpool.

    Well, we’ll see how this pans out…

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