Serie A giants join race for £60,000-a-week Liverpool striker

Liverpool striker Divock Origi rejected a contract proposal from Newcastle United in favour of a summer transfer to Serie A title challengers Milan. Belgium international has been on the Reds’ books since 2014, when he signed from Lille.

However, Origi has never been able to nail down a starting berth at Liverpool. Despite that, Divock has attained cult hero status among the Kop faithful thanks to his valuable contributions to Liverpool’s success in the UCL and the PL in the past.

The 27-year-old striker has hardly been a regular in the ongoing season either, featuring only 17 times in all tournaments. Despite that, the Belgian striker has produced a solid return of six goals and four assists. And with his deal running down at the end of the campaign, the Belgian is all set to bring an end to his Liverpool career.

Given his age, proven pedigree and goalscoring acumen, there has been no shortage of suitors for the former Lille striker. However, reports in March claimed that Origi had reached an agreement to sign for the Rossoneri at the end of the ongoing season.

Despite that, several teams are still harbouring hopes of signing Divock, with Newcastle United being one such suitor. The Magpies are in the market for a new centre-forward as Chris Wood has failed to deliver goals at the expected rate since arriving from Burnley during the winter transfer window.