Rangers monitoring the situation of Liverpool striker Divock Origi
Rangers are monitoring the situation of Belgian striker Divock Origi, with Liverpool ready to move him on this summer, according to 90min.
The Premier League giants are looking to bring in Ismaila Sarr from Watford and want to make room in their squad as they make necessary changes.
Origi, 26, is out of favour at Anfield, starting just two Premier League games last season, and his agents have been working hard on finding him a new club.
Rangers are not likely to find it hard to meet Liverpool’s demands for a player that is surplus to requirements and has just a year left on his contract.
However, affording his wages could be a stumbling block to getting a deal done.
Despite winning the Premiership, we still do not have the financial capabilities to pay the wages most players in the top Premier League clubs earn, and that is likely to count against us in the race.
Nevertheless, a move should not be completely ruled out as Origi knows a move to Rangers can help get his career back on track.
He missed out on Belgium’s European Championship squad, and is at the risk of watching next summer’s World Cup as a fan if he does not move to where he would be playing regularly over the next 12 months.
With doubts over Alfredo Morelos’ future, there is no denying that the Liverpool cult hero would be the perfect replacement should the Colombian move on.
Origi has proven himself on the biggest stages, impressing at the 2014 World Cup for country and playing a massive role to help the Reds win the Premier League and Champions League titles in recent seasons.
Rangers could do with such a player, but we have to admit that getting a deal over the line would be herculean.
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