Dortmund Make Breakthrough in Signing Liverpool Striker

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Divock Origi is set to move from Liverpool to Borussia Dortmund after the Premier League club revised their thinking over his future, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The Reds were adamant recently that the 23-year-old Belgium international would not leave Anfield on a permanent deal this summer.

Dortmund, while keen to sign the striker, are some way off meeting Liverpool’s valuation of the striker. The Bundesliga outfit proposed a loan deal instead which was met with a flat refusal from the Premier League club.

However, the Merseyside club is now ready to allow Origi to leave on loan provided Dortmund commit to buy the player at the end of the 12-month deal.

The £27m valuation is high for a striker who spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg and netted only six times in 34 league and cup appearances.

Liverpool are caught between a rock and a hard place. The striker has two years left on his deal with this summer their last opportunity to raise a good price for his services. If that doesn’t happen, they will be left with a player whose value plummets every passing transfer window.

Their dealings this summer indicate movement may happen on the price. Danny Ings, valued at £24m, was sold to Southampton for £18m + £2m in add-ons. That kind of flexible thinking may be necessary if they are to sell Origi as well.