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West Ham United: ExWHUemployee reveals Gold and Sullivan like Liverpool ace Divock Origi

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West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has stated that the chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold ‘really like’ Hammers-linked Liverpool striker Divock Origi. 

According to a recent report in The Sun, the Hammers may make a bid for the Belgian striker this January, perhaps hoping for a cheaper deal due to his contract expiring next summer.

While addressing the subject on The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee revealed that David Moyes ‘turned down’ a chance to make a move for the Liverpool man in the past transfer window, but the club’s co-chairmen are big fans of the player. 

He said: “There’s been interest in Origi at Liverpool before, but actually in the summer, Moyes turned down the offer to make a move for him. 

“He’s out of contract in the summer, so whether we’ll make a move for him now – I know the chairmen really like him and he obviously scored against us this season, but whether we will go for him or not, I don’t know.”

TIF Thoughts on Divock Origi and West Ham…

As is mentioned in the quotes, Origi’s last goal ironically came against the Hammers. Despite that effort, the striker has not had a great deal of opportunities to shine this season.

In fact, he has managed just 273 minutes in all competitions, scoring only three times (via Transfermarkt) – which suggests his side would probably be willing to part company if the right bid comes in this winter.

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Despite this lack of game time, it should not be forgotten that Origi is a Belgium international and has scored for Liverpool in a Champions League final.

If West Ham do make an offer for him, they could land a very good backup option to Michail Antonio for the final stages of the current campaign.

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