Liverpool Forward Has His Turkish Delight As Galatasaray Move Hots Up
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has already reportedly given permission for both Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke to look for loan moves away in January once the transfer window reopens with the two struggling for game-time in a congested attack-minded squad.
Origi has just 11 minutes of first-team action to his name this season, coming in a single Champions League appearance away at Red Star Belgrade. The Belgian has yet to feature in the Premier League at all this campaign, with Liverpool remaining unbeaten in their first 12 games.
Turkish side Galatasaray are the interested party to take the 23-year-old away from Anfield until the end of the season but ultimately have their hands tied to try and sign him on a permanent basis due to financial fair play restrictions (ESPN).
In June of this year last season’s Süper Lig champions were fined €6million (£5.33million) by UEFA for not complying with the break-even target but require a forward after last year’s top scorer Bafetimbi Gomis departed for Saudi Professional League side Al-Hilal.
In a Liverpool squad settled with a dynamic front-line consisting of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah, as well as the resurgence of the sporadically effective Daniel Sturridge, chances for striker Origi to squeeze into the starting XI are looking few and far between.
If the move does in fact come into fruition, Origi would find himself playing in the Süper Lig against fellow Premier League luminaries Emmanuel Adebayor and Gael Clichy who both currently ply their trade at Istanbul Basaksehir, and may have a chance to prove his worth by scoring against former teammate Loris Karius, now of Besiktas.