by Chris Rowland.
Liverpool have signed Lille’s 19 year old, 6ft 2″ Belgian striker Divock Okoth Origi, beating competition from Barclays Premier League and European sides. The fee is being quoted as £10 million, though that may include add-ons. The Reds will loan the striker back to Lille for the season. He scored Belgium’s late winning goal in their group match against Russia at the World Cup.
Upon completing his transfer, Origi said:
“I am very, very happy and delighted a club as big as Liverpool showed interest in me. I’m very excited.
“I know it’s a club with a great history, great fans and a lot of great players. For me, Liverpool is one of the greatest clubs in the world and I’m very excited to be part of this great history.”
Born on April 18, 1995 at Ostend, Belgium, Origi is the son of former professional footballer Mike Origi and cousin of Kenyan international footballer Arnold Origi. Wikipedia. Origi began his career in the youth ranks of Belgian side Genk before securing a move to Lille in 2010.
You can find his FIFA player stats here.
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