West Ham may consider turning their attention to Liverpool striker Divock Origi before the transfer window closes, according to ExWHUemployee.
The insider says the Hammers have considered making a bid for the Belgian international before and he didn’t rule out a possible offer this month if moves for other strikers don’t work out:
Potentially could turn to him yes. We have liked him before. Can’t be a loan at moment though
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 21, 2021
Origi did start for Liverpool against Burnley last night but he missed a gilt-edged chance and was replaced before the hour mark as the Reds lost 1-0. Supporters on Twitter are split on whether the 25-year-old would be a good purchase:
Would be an amazing signing
— Owen lezemore (@OwenLezemore) January 22, 2021
No – over priced reject.
— Dan DC (@DrDanielDaCost1) January 22, 2021
I would be happy about this one for the right price
— Pete Malone (@malone_pete) January 22, 2021
Nope, not for me.
— Mark Harris (@Mark7Harris) January 22, 2021
Gotta be worth a go at mo , poor Antonio can do it all on his jack Jones.
— Simon Miller (@Miller23Simon) January 22, 2021
That would be a great signing if we could manage to get him COYI
— Chris Whitlock (@whuchris87) January 22, 2021
No thank you
— rshearthstone (@rshearthstone1) January 22, 2021
Strong fast and young. Would fit into our system and with good coaching your could easliy see him becoming very very good.
— John PHILLIPS (@JohnPHI40044904) January 22, 2021
Hmm. Mixed feelings on this one
— Herts Hammer (@herts_hammer) January 22, 2021
We’ve have had some misfits from Liverpool over the years….
— Terry Crocker⚒⚒🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@CornishHammer67) January 22, 2021
Among Liverpool fans, Origi does possess cult status following crucial goals in Merseyside derbies and Champions League victories. Many see him as a ‘big game’ player but his lack of consistency is a major concern.
Were the Belgian to be signed simply as Michail Antonio’s understudy, that would make a lot of sense, but he probably couldn’t be relied upon to be anything more than that.