West Ham reportedly have Liverpool striker Divock Origi on their radar this January.
According to the Daily Star in its print edition (9 January 2019, page 43), the Hammers could move for the Belgian in January if they free up room in the attacking department.
It is understood that they are trying to offload striker Lucas Perez and he’s attracting loan interest from Spanish club Real Betis.
Origi, 23, is an intriguing option to be on Manuel Pellegrini’s radar, but could he thrive at the London Stadium if given the opportunity?
The Belgium international is a powerful centre-forward that is on the fringes at Liverpool so far this season, but made the most of his limited time on the pitch.
He’s scored two goals in just four senior appearances so far this campaign for Liverpool, while he’s also shown he can find the net during his time in England on Merseyside.
Origi is a decent finisher inside the penalty area and could give West Ham a more physical presence than Perez in the final third.
But could he slot in alongside West Ham’s key attacking pair Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic.
Brazilian dazzler Anderson has cemented his spot on the left flank and Arnautovic has been the target man leading the line.
It’s more likely that Origi would act as a back-up for Arnautovic, but Pellegrini has used a two-man attacker before and pairing the two powerhouses together could be lethal.