West Ham United open talks with Liverpool over bargain deal for Champions League winner

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According to recent reports, David Moyes’ West Ham United have opened talks with Liverpool over the possible signing of striker Divock Origi.

That’s according to a recent report from Football Insider, who claims the Belgian striker is wanted by the Hammers, presumably as the long-term replacement for Sebastien Haller, who joined Ajax last season.

Origi, 26, has been with Liverpool since 2014 when he signed from French side Lille in a deal worth £11.3m.

Since arriving at Anfield, the 26-year-old striker has gone on to feature in 157 matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to 49 goals, along the way.

Arguably though, throughout his seven-year-long stay in Merseyside, Origi will be best remembered for his semi-final goalscoring heroics against Barcelona in the 2018-19 Champions League semi-final.

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It has been noted that although West Ham United and Liverpool are only in the early talks, the Hammers are eyeing a cut-price deal, understood to be within the region of just £15m.

It is expected that Liverpool will push back and ask for closer to £20m, however, with just 12-months left on his contract, all the power lays with the buying club, as well as the player.

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