Dortmund to reportedly rival Liverpool for £11m World Cup star

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Borussia Dortmund are also keen on signing Liverpool target Divock Origi according to reports.

Belgian international striker Divock Origi could well win himself a big move this summer following an excellent World Cup tournament in Brazil, with Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund said to be interested.

The 19-year-old was first used as substitute for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, but after coming on and netting late winner against Russia on June 22, he subsequently caught the eye of a range of top European clubs with impressive follow-up performances.

  TeamPosGoalsTotal Scoring AttTotal Att AssistWon ContestBall RecoveryAppsMins
Divock Origi Belgium FW 1 11 3 10 7 5 244

As per the table provided by Opta stats, the 6ft 1inch striker played a total of 244 World Cup minutes, scoring one goal from 11 attempts and providing up to three goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates.

He showed neat footwork by competing ten successful dribbles, and a good work ethic leading the line as he made a total of seven ball recoveries.

Among those reportedly impressed was Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, and the Reds are said to have quickly drawn up transfer plans in a bid to bring the Lille striker to the Premier League.

The rumoured deal doing the rounds in the press consisted of an £11million payment with Origi remaining with the French club on a season-long loan deal.

While Liverpool’s offer is sure to tempt the Ligue 1 outfit into striking a deal, it may just be the start of a possible bidding war if new reports are to be believed.

According to the Mirror, the Reds have company in their pursuit of the striker as Dortmund are also said to be keen.

The Bundesliga outfit are in the midst of an important summer following the exit of star striker Robert Lewandowski and new firepower seems high on the agenda.

Boss Jurgen Klopp has already splashed the cash on Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos as Lewandowski’s although he may be looking at Origi as the ideal man to develop under his guidance.

The report suggests that Dortmund are also looking at a figure of £11million, although Liverpool’s offer to loan him back to Lille for next season could see them lead the race for his signature.

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