World Cup sensation Divock Origi is close to making a big summer move after impressing for Belgium whilst out in Brazil.
Reports suggest that Liverpool are the most likely to sign the Belgian international striker after agreeing terms with French side Lille over a bid circa £10 million, with personal terms to be discussed next week.
Should Divock Origi agree terms to move to Anfield, it is said that he will stay at Ligue 1 outfit Lille on a season-long loan deal for the 2014/15 campaign.
In modern day football, however, transfers which seem all-but done can take dramatic twists and this one in particular isn't home and dry just yet.
According to Sky Sports Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, La Liga giants Real Madrid have expressed a late interest in signing the striker from under Liverpool’s noses.
Los Blancos have an abundance of attacking wealth at their proposal and it’s difficult to imagine one of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale being nudged out of the side.
The possibility of Alvaro Morata leaving the club in the near future, however, could see Carlo Ancelotti’s men short of a back-up number nine to push Karim Benzema for a first-team spot in the near future.
In spite of Real Madrid’s alleged late interest, the report isn’t too daunting for The Reds as Brendan Rodgers’ team have already done the groundwork and remain in pole position to land the 19-year-old.
Divock Origi started 12 Ligue 1 games for Lille last season, scoring five goals and helping the team qualify for next year’s Champions League campaign.