GdS: Big salary, little contribution – Milan’s decision to bet on Origi not yet justified

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s form in 2023 has not been good but one of the constants throughout the entire season has been the lack of contribution from new signings.

Today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) talks about the scrutiny that Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are currently coming under for the choices that they made during the 2022 summer transfer window.

Divock Origi is a player that they bet strongly on, and the Belgian has done nothing but disappoint so far. He is almost never at the peak from a physical point of view, and has only scored 2 goals in Serie A.

His salary is quite a substantial €5.2m gross per season and he is under contract until 2026. With Milan’s attack in difficulty it was expected that a more prolific young striker would arrive following the Scudetto win, whereas Origi had scored 7 goals in his last two seasons with Liverpool, almost always starting from the bench.

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  1. I remember the days before the season started people were saying ‘oh yeah this guy never got a chance at Liverpool and now will shine randomly for us just because’

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