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Rumour Mongering: Fenerbahçe Make Late Push to Sign Divock Origi

The transfer window remains open in Turkey and the Europa League side are said to be making their move.

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The transfer window has slammed shut in England and for many of Europe’s other top leagues. However, it remains open in a handful of countries including Portugal and Turkey, providing a potential option for a few remaining fringe squad players.

Liverpool’s Divock Origi is one of them, with the striker and cult hero having decided it’s time to move on from the club in search of playing time now that he’s 26 and seems to have only fallen down the pecking order with each passing season in red.

According to Fotospor in Turkey, it’s that country’s Fenerbahçe pushing hardest to sign him, with the Super Lig side in need of a striker and wanting to sign Origi in before the European registration deadline so that he can play in the Europa League.

As the Turkish outlet see it—and, while Turkish reports on transfer rumours are often highly unreliable, they are claiming inside information on the Fenerbahçe end—the negotiations to sign Origi are both going well and at a quite advanced stage.

Reports earlier in the summer had suggested that the Reds were seeking around £12M for Origi, though with no suitors in Europe’s top leagues willing to pay that price it may be that they will have to accept considerably less to move him on now.