Liverpool star Divock Origi wanted by Real Betis in permanent transfer following Champions League final heroics

REAL BETIS are targeting Liverpool's Champions League final hero Divock Origi, according to reports.

European clubs are reportedly queuing up for the Belgium striker, 24, whose contract with the Reds expires in 2020.

Liverpool star Divock Origi wanted by Real Betis in permanent transfer following Champions League final heroics2 Real Betis are targeting Liverpool's Champions League hero Divock OrigiCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Liverpool star Divock Origi wanted by Real Betis in permanent transfer following Champions League final heroics2

Despite being consigned to the reserves by Jurgen Klopp at the beginning of last season, Origi rose from the ashes to become an unlikely Anfield hero.

He bagged two goals to seal Liverpool's glorious Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona.

The Belgium international also came off the bench to score the decisive goal against Tottenham in the Euro final.

And according to Estadio Deportivo, the striker's heroics brought him a number of fans across Europe.

Real Betis are believed to be leading the batch and are seriously considering a move for the Belgian.

The La Liga side expect Origi to be available for less than the £10m Liverpool paid for him in 2014 – as he is entering the last year on his current contract.

However, the striker's salary demands could prove to be a stumbling block in negotiations.

A potential suitor would have to at least match his salary of £45,000 per week – and potentially offer a hefty sign-on bonus.

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Betis are aware that Origi is not a proven goalscorer, but they admire his pace and believe he could thrive alongside a second striker.

The Belgium ace revealed after the Champions League final that Liverpool had offered him a new contract.

But the forward, who played just 673 minutes last season, insisted he would decide on his Reds future after the international break.

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