Liverpool outcast Divock Origi could make a switch to Tottenham Hotspur before Thursday’s transfer deadline, the player’s father has revealed.
The Belgium international has yet to start a league game for the Reds this season with his sole appearance being a nine-minute cameo in the 3-3 against Watford on the opening day.
Earlier last week, Klopp highlighted that Origi could be allowed to pursue a move away from Anfield as he can no longer guarantee him a starting berth ahead of the likes of Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and summer signing Dominic Solanke.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side had approached for the 22-year-old back in the summer of 2014, but the Reds pipped them to his services following an impressive outing at the 2014 World Cup. Origi has since played second fiddle to Firmino, in particular, and his national prospects look bleak ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.
“Divock has to leave Liverpool to get more playing time. Tottenham is a possibility, but there is also interest from France and Germany,” Origi’s father Mike told DH.be.
The north London giants are currently short of options in the striking department with Vincent Janssen having failed to adapt to the club’s style of play. Pochettino is considering the option of offloading his misfiring Dutchman this month, but the deal would be directly dependent on a new arrival.
After a quiet start to the transfer window, Spurs have signed the likes of Davinson Sanchez and Paulo Gazzaniga, and Pochettino is said to want another three players in his ranks before Thursday’s 11pm transfer deadline.
Tottenham Hotspur have made an average start to their new Premier League season with just four points from the opening three games, and this has already led to suggestions that they could struggle in their quest to challenge for the English crown.