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Barcelona Offered Chance To Sign Out-Of-Favour Premier League Striker

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Barcelona Offered Chance To Sign Out-Of-Favour Premier League Striker

Barcelona have been offered the chance to sign Liverpool's Divock Origi this January.

That's according to Catalunya Ràdio, who claim that Origi's agents have spoken to the powers that be at the Camp Nou in an effort to take the Belgian away from Anfield as soon as possible.

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The 26 year old is one of many players being linked with a move to Ronald Koeman's side. Earlier this week, it was reported that Raheem Sterling was on the Catalan club's shortlist alongside RB Leipzig winger Dani Olmo.

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These rumours spread after the club's CEO Ferran Reverter revealed in a recent interview that Barcelona have money to spend in January and intend to do so as they try and re-establish themselves in La Liga.

"Yes, we can make signings and renew contracts," Reverter said, as quoted by Barca Blaugranes. "Pedri and Ansu Fati's contract renewals are on the right track. The last departure of an important player generates an income of more than 20 million as far as Financial Fair Play is considered, so that Barça could make a signing if it wants to.

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"But the work is not over and we must continue to lower the salary bill. Barça, the first thing we have to do is our obligations. We have done a large part, the salary bill has been lowered, but we have to keep working and if that happens, of course we will be able to sign star players. Barça is in accordance with Fair Play and from next year on, if we continue to do our homework, the players we want will be able to come."

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Whilst Origi might not be the most exciting signing Barcelona could make it, he would certainly be an affordable and solid acquisition.

A scorer of huge goals for The Reds, including a famous brace against the Catalan Club in the 2019 Champions League Semi-Final, Origi would bring an experience of delivering on the big stage, something many would argue this current incarnation of Barcelona lacks.

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There was talk that the former Lille striker might have left Liverpool in the summer, with Wolves rumoured to be very interested in his services. However, Origi stayed and has been used sparingly by Jurgen Klopp so far this season. The latter was surprised that nobody came in for his number 27.

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"People forget how good he is," Klopp told BT Sport, as quoted by Sky Sports, after Liverpool's 3-2 win against AC Milan in September. "It's difficult to get into this team. In the summer transfer window we all thought there would be a proper offer for him, but obviously people don't watch football enough.

"He's a sensational striker."

Will Koeman listen to Klopp's praise and make an offer for Origi in January? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Topics: Liverpool, Barcelona, Divock Origi

James Aldred
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