Crystal Palace could form a dream attacking duo by signing Liverpool forward Divock Origi this summer.
According to 90min.com, the Eagles are interested in securing the 26-year-old’s signature over the coming months as Patrick Vieira’s revolution begins to gather pace.
The report claims that Origi’s agent has been working hard to find his client a new club, with Southampton, West Ham, Newcastle, Rangers and Celtic all reportedly monitoring the situation alongside Palace.
Despite popping up with big goals in big games on multiple occasions for Liverpool down the years, Origi has never established himself in the starting XI and made just two Premier League starts last season.
The £10.8m-rated marksman has forged a reputation as a big-game player during his time at Anfield, and even his teammates have publicly acknowledged his crucial contributions. Backup goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher lauded the Belgium international after bagging a brace during a penalty shootout win against Arsenal in the League Cup back in 2019.
However, after finding himself firmly behind the likes of Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota in the pecking order on Merseyside, Origi has been strongly linked with an exit in recent weeks, and Palace could be the perfect destination.
Vieira is currently overseeing a major squad rebuild at Selhurst Park, and the pacey striker has the potential to become a vital part of the French tactician’s new-look lineup. Adding Origi’s firepower to the pace, trickery and direct running of Wilfried Zaha would make for a devastating forward line in south London, and chairman Steve Parish must attempt to seal this transfer.
With Michy Batshuayi returning to Chelsea following an unsuccessful loan spell last season, Palace are in need of an extra body at the top end of the pitch, so Origi would likely have the opportunity to showcase his ability on a regular basis.
It’s a move which makes sense for all parties involved, but Parish may have to move quickly in order to secure his man, with several other clubs also credited with an interest in the 26-year-old.