Rangers Super Fans react to Divock Origi speculation
This is part of a regular series from our panel of Rangers Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Ibrox. You can join in the discussion on our Rangers Insider Facebook page.
Rangers fans are unsure on whether Divock Origi would be a realistic signing for Steven Gerrard after the Liverpool forward was linked with a move to Ibrox.
Football news website 90min has reported this week that Liverpool are ready to get rid of 26-year-old this summer with his agents working hard on finding him a new club.
It is understood that Rangers are among a number of clubs who are interested in the Belgium international with Southampton, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Celtic also keen.
We asked our panel of Rangers Super Fans for their thoughts on a potential move for Origi and some of those would be thrilled if the ex-Lille striker swapped Merseyside for Govan this summer.
Here is what they had to say:
However, not everyone was convinced.
While some fans feel that Origi would be a good signing for Gerrard to make, the player’s wages means in their eyes that a deal would be difficult to pull off.
According to The Sun, Origi earns £49,500-a-week on his contract at Liverpool.
While that doesn’t sound like a massive amount when you consider how much some Premier League players earn, it would probably still make him the top earner at Ibrox if he was on that much here.
However, Origi’s at a point in his career where money should be low down on his list of priorities.
The Belgium international’s career has stalled and last season, he made just 17 appearances in all competitions, in which he only started only six times.
Origi needs to leave Liverpool for the sake of his career and we’d love to have him at Ibrox as a replacement for Alfredo Morelos if the Colombian calls it a day here in Scotland.
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