Watford Want £26m Rated Liverpool Striker: Does He Provide Value For Such Money?

Liverpool have put a hefty price tag of £26m on Belgian forward Divock Origi and Watford are one of the clubs who are interested in him this summer. However, they are looking to sign him on a season-long loan whereas Liverpool won’t mind offloading him on a permanent basis for the quoted amount.

The Hornets ended their last season poorly as they were almost dragged in a relegation battle from a position of safety. They have also lost one of their key players in Richarlison, so it is no surprise that Javi Gracia is looking to bolster his attacking options. Origi spent last season on loan with Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg where he made 37 appearances in all competitions. He got on the scoresheet seven times and one can say that his stint was an average one. However, Liverpool wants over £20m for him and it remains to be seen whether any club will be interested in paying that amount.

A move away from Anfield will be the right step for the forward’s overall development as given the talent Reds have currently, he will find it hard to get any sort of chances in the first team.

Origi has played 77 games for the Merseyside club in his four-year stint and has managed a tally of 21 goals. He remains highly rated and in the 2014 World Cup, he led the line for his country over the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke. However, since then, he has fallen down the pecking order and wasn’t even included in the 2018 World Cup squad.

The 23-year-old is lively whenever he is on the pitch as he tries to keep the defenders busy by making darting runs. However, one feels that he needs to kick on further to take his game to the next level, but at Watford, he can be a decent addition for the Hornets. The striker will have to compete for places with the likes of Andre Gray and Troy Deeney but having a pacy forward in Origi will certainly bring more value to Gracia’s squad.

It will be interesting to see whether Liverpool will let him go on a loan move as the Reds will be looking to recoup some money after the heavy spending in the summer.

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The Hornets can probably bring the best out of the 23-year-old as he will be under less pressure at Vicarage Road. Maybe after a good loan spell, Gracia might make a permanent move for him next summer but as of now, the price tag might all but push the Boro out of the race for his signature if Liverpool insists on a permanent transfer. 

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Ayush Chaurasia

Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

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