Liverpool keen on surprise striker swap deal

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Out of favour Liverpool forward Divock Origi has been linked with a move to Celtic this summer, with Odsonne Edouard heading to Merseyside in what would be a sensational swap deal.

That’s according to a report from Anfield Central, who claim sources have opened up on the deal to them and this could become a reality should Origi agree to move north of the border.

Links with the French forward are nothing new, recent reports suggesting a fee of around £20m would be required to prize the 23-year-old away from Celtic, although there is also reported interest from Leicester City and Arsenal.

The use of Origi as a makeweight would see Liverpool pay £3m to land Edouard, although the report goes on to say at present the Champions League semi-final hero would reject his involvement in the deal.

Edouard has scored 20 goals this season in 34 appearances across all competitions, way exceeding Origi’s solitary effort against Lincoln City in 17 outings.


There are no doubts the Celtic man’s recent goalscoring exploits far outweigh Origi’s, however, it could be argued in the Scottish Premiership the Belgian international would reach similar heights.

Two years younger and unproven in the Premier League, this would certainly be a risk worth taking for Jurgen Klopp, albeit with another striker signing imperative.

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