Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have reportedly been in negotiations over a loan move for striker Divock Origi before the end of the summer transfer window.
The 23-year-old has not been a regular in his time at Anfield, spending last season in an underwhelming loan at Wolfsburg, where he managed just six goals in 34 appearances.
It is therefore unsurprising that Origi may now be heading out of Liverpool again, with ESPN claiming the Reds value him at around £27million, but could let him go to Dortmund on loan for the season.
This seems the best way for the young Belgian to continue his development, with Dortmund notably in need of strengthening up front this summer.
As noted by ESPN, the Bundesliga giants have been linked with other targets in that area, but missed out on the likes of Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi and Barcelona’s Paco Alcacer.
Liverpool fans may be disappointed to see Origi failing to live up to the early potential he showed, but their current options up front mean there is surely little room for him in Jurgen Klopp’s plans in 2018/19.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino is as good a front three as anything in Europe right now, and with players like Daniel Sturridge in reserve, Origi’s future surely lies away from Merseyside.