AC Milan are interested in signing Divock Origi as a free agent with the idea of freshening up the attack ahead of next season, a report claims.
La Gazzetta dello Sport writes on the night of Sant’Ambrogio, last December 7th, Milan hoped to celebrate the patron saint of the city with a victory in the Champions League to reach the knockout stages but Origi broke their hearts with a second half winner.
Now, the two could unite. At 26 he is a player with great experience at the top level of international football, he has played in three different leagues (English, German and French) and has 31 appearances for Belgium, but he is not getting game time at Liverpool.
The expiry of his contract is at the end of the season and the signing of Origi option would add experience and physicality to the attack at a low cost of around €3m net per season in salary, in line with the Rossoneri’s parameters.
Milan are in the running and confidence is growing that the operation can be done, but there must be some clarity regarding the clauses present in his current contract such as any circumstances that would allow the club to unilaterally extend the agreement. Then, a similar deal to the Giroud one could be struck with Milan paying a small compensation fee.
In this way Maldini and Massara would enrich the attacking department without using the budget which in the summer will also serve to reinforce the defence and midfield.