Divock Origi is desperate to play in the Premier League…
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Belgium World Cup star Divock Origi, a transfer target for Premier League side Tottenham, has admitted that it his dream to play Premier League football.
The 19-year-old striker, who scored the only goal in his country’s 1-0 win over Russia last week, has come on as a substitute for a disappointing Romelu Lukaku in both Belgium’s 2014 World Cup matches so far.
Origi, who currently plays for French side Lille, scored five times for his club last season, and has now revealed his desire to play in England: “As a little boy I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League but I’m still young and now I’m in an important tournament so I’m try to focus on the team,” he said. “Then my entourage will see with Lille what I’ll do.”
Sky Sports have reported that both Arsenal and Liverpool have also scouted Origi, along with a host of other top European clubs, with the forward billed as one of the most exciting prospects in World football.
He was a surprise choice in Mark Wilmots’ World Cup squad, but has played an integral role thus far – helping his team turnaround a one goal deficit in their first match against Algeria, before hitting the late winner against the Russians.