Italian Serie AFour-year contract 3.5 million euros per year. According to Italian sources, all is well, and he is only waiting for signatures: Divock Origi – for free – exchanged Liverpool for Milan this summer. The current Serie A captain will also be at the top of Noa Lang’s wish list, but for the Dutchman from Club Brugge, there should be a lot of digging in his pocket.
“Divock Origi to Milan as a free player. A four-year personal agreement with a salary of 3.5 million euros per year. The Belgian striker received three offers from other clubs in the Premier League and the Bundesliga, but chose Milan. The timing has been confirmed, it’s time for the paperwork.”
For Nicolo Schira, an Italian sports journalist who has nearly 200,000 followers, there is no longer any doubt: Divock Origi will leave Liverpool for Milan this summer. Schira has already reported on far-reaching talks between the Rossoneri (read: sporting director Paolo Maldini) and the Red Devil’s entourage last week.
Origi has played 105 league games for Liverpool in recent seasons, most of them playing a subsidiary role. He scored 21 goals. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently described Origi as a “legend” after a new winning goal.
In the hearts of Cobb, the head of a notorious Liverpool spy, he will forever be immortal after his role in the historic Champions League victory against Tottenham in 2019. In the semi-final, Origi was the Reds’ hero by scoring two goals. Score against Barcelona. In doing so, he helped erase the 3-0 loss in the first leg. Liverpool won 4-0 in the return match.
In Milan, Origi became a teammate of another Red Devil, Alexis Saelemaekers.
Will he follow Nua Lang in his wake?
But with Divock Origi, the hunger of Milanese will not be quenched in the least. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan have more than €20 million left for Noa Lang, who is now still a winger at Club Brugge. The player himself also appears to be interested in sunny Italy. His status as a bench seat at Club Brugge undoubtedly plays a role in this, and it has long been a secret that the Dutchman wants to close the Jan Breedel gate behind him after this season.
In addition to Milan, Dortmund, Arsenal and Liverpool, they will also show interest in the winger, but according to the pink sports newspaper, the Rossoneri are in pole position. Only financial remaining: the club, with which Lange is still under contract until 2025, wants 25 million euros. Paolo Maldini, Milan’s sporting director, is aiming for an additional 20 million bonus.
With Junior Messias, Ante Rebek and Alexis Sailemakers, Milan coach Pioli currently has three profiles available, which usually take care of the right winger. Lange, who mainly caused a stir on the left wing at Brugge, should provide additional opportunities with the multivalent.
Origi must then specially regenerate the attack center. Currently, there are options called 35-year-old Olivier Giroud – this season in good 29 games, scoring 11 goals and four assists – and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (40), although the latter has been mainly in the breach basket in recent months. The Swede is also at the end of his contract this summer, so it is not certain he will add another year.
Milan are currently the proud leaders in Serie A with 66 points, while Dries Mertens’s Napoli are second with three points, but they can still see Inter next to them if they win the catch-up match.
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