MN: Milan expected to close signing of Liverpool forward imminently – the details

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are very close to tying up their first signing of the summer transfer window as Divock Origi should join from Liverpool on a free, a report claims.

According to Antonio Vitiello of MilanNews, Milan are very close to signing Origi on a free transfer when his contract with Liverpool expires at the end of the season. There is an agreement in principle and Milan will meet with intermediaries in the coming hours to find a definitive agreement.

The journalist goes on to add that the Belgian’s salary should be €3.5-4m net per season, and he would arrive to bring much needed depth to the attack given his age (26) and his experience at the highest level.

He has only scored 5 goals for Liverpool this season but his playing time is less than 600 minutes, with Jurgen Klopp preferring his other attacking options, something that has no doubt pushed Origi towards a new adventure where he could and should have a leading role.

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17 Comments

  1. this would be a great acquisition. fully back this signing. hes got all the tools to do really well in seria a.not being able to find enough room in that liverpool team does not make you not good and when hes played hes usually performed. better than belotti.

  2. Dunno why some Milan fans are down on Origi; he’s a seriously good player with a great track record over the last 7 years at one of Europe’s most successful clubs. He’s still only 26. Liverpool fans are sad to see him go. If it happens, it’s a GREAT signing.

      1. He’s not a pure CF, he plays just as often on the wing. And many of his Liverpool appearances have been as a sub. If you can’t see past statistics, get yourself down to specsavers…

  3. Good trackrecord? 21 goals in 105 matches as a centre forward for one of the most-scoring teams in Europe. Get out of here. In most of his time at Liverpool he has been ice-cold.

    1. Many of his Liverpool appearances have been as a sub, or playing on the wing. Liverpool fans love him. Do try and make yourself aware of things beyond numbers when evaluating a player.

    2. Probably 10 of those goals were season-changing ones though (e.g. CL final clincher, x2 v Barca, away at Dortmund in EL, last-minute winners in title challenging seasons v Everton and Newcastle). He will always be loved by Liverpool supporters for the way he keeps his cool in the most intense moments and makes magic happen.

      Although he is fast, he is probably a bit too slow to change direction for Liverpool’s front line. But if you can get him into the right position he strikes the ball very cleanly/powerfully. I reckon he could do well in Italy and definitely wish him all the best.

  4. Guys origi is not that bad, do we remember the same was said about giroud been a bench warmer at chelsea and is old but today giroud is leading milan in the push for scuddetto for the first time since 2013.
    origi is younger and his situation at liverpool is just like giroud but when call upon he gives his best thus getting origi shouldn’t stop milan from getting belotti as well if ibra should hang his boot which i believe this is last season. Belotti and Origi on free then take ibrah 7m wages and divide it between them, great deal it will be.

    1. Idris, Giroud’s situation at Chelsea was a bit different. He was well over 30, and was behind two strikers that Chelsea paid a combined 200m for. Giroud’s career goal per game average is .40, while Origi’s is .22. So as an out and out striker Origi is not the best solution. That being said, you make a good point as to getting Origi AND Belotti. As then I think Origi would actually end up playing in the RW position mostly with Belotti/Giroud leading the line. This would make more sense. However, Origi is right-footed and when playing wide has more often been deployed as a LW, so there are still some concerns with this idea he’d play at RW.

  5. He´s a champion and still young.
    This guy scored in the Champions League final and twice in the legendary semi final against Barca. He trains under Jürgen Klopp with players like Salah, Mane, Va Dijk etc.
    Which I guess is verry demanding, so he should be in a good physical shape.

  6. Origi fits the milan Press
    now we have 10 players on field that can press

    The only con thing is that Origi is right footed so playing him on RW will make him moves towards byline. But we have girourd that can take advantage of a good cross.

    An upgrade that Milan will welocme

  7. Sign both: Belotti and Origi. They both are free. Let them fight for CF position. The best one stays. Another one could be sold. We even can make some profit with it.
    I wonder if Origi can play as a RW. We have a huge gap there. Saelemakers and Messias are not consistent.

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