Date: 11th October 2018 at 11:58am
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Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray will contact Liverpool imminently about a January move for forgotten striker Divock Origi, according to Fanatik

The Turkish newspaper report that the Champions League club are eyeing up a mid-season move for Origi in an attempt to solve their problems up front.

Fanatik claim that Galatasaray are also set to make an approach for Everton outcast Oumar Niasse, who is not in Marco Silva’s plans this season.

Origi, who stands at 6ft 1in [Transfermarkt], is yet to play for the first-team this season.

OPINION

It would seem to make sense for Liverpool to allow Origi to leave in January, with the Belgium international confined to the fringes so far this season. It was thought that he may end up sealing a move away in the summer, but that never materialised, and he finds himself far down the pecking order. He has Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and youngster Dominic Solanke ahead of him currently, and the impending return of Rhian Brewster may push him even further down that list. Unfortunately for him it does not look likely that he will ever really make his way back to playing regularly for the Reds, and a move away looks the best option for all involved. Galatasaray would surely be an attractive option for him as well, with the Turkish side possibly still in the Champions League by January. It is not stated whether this would be a loan or a permanent deal, but it is likely to be temporary for now with a view to a permanent move later on.