Liverpool could reportedly offer Divock Origi and a big sum of cash to fend off rival Premier League clubs and sign Napoli giant Kalidou Koulibaly this summer – which has prompted plenty of reaction on Twitter.
Koulibaly, 28, has been strongly linked with a number of Premier League sides this summer with the belief that the Senegalese powerhouse is due to leave Gennaro Gattuso’s side – despite the financial restraints of the global health crisis.
The ex-KRC Genk star has shown again this season why Lorenzo Insigne described him as the best centre-back in European football, helping Napoli remain unbeaten in the Champions League until now – while Liverpool have been knocked out.
Italian outlet Napoli Magazine have suggested Liverpool are serious about Koulibaly, which could see the Reds form a stunning relationship between the African colossus and Virgil van Dijk. It is believed Koulibaly is worth a whopping £90million.
But Liverpool are unwilling to pay that figure – and would rather include a deal in which they pay around £53million and include striker Origi in a deal. Origi is one of six players to be linked with a Liverpool exit, as per the Mirror.
Liverpool supporters reacted to the news on Twitter that Liverpool may reportedly include Belgium international Origi in a deal to sign Koulibaly – and many have urged their side to ignore such a deal, stating they would rather keep Origi.
Origi is a legend, he will not go as part of a deal. If he leaves, it’ll be for a bigger club. There is no bigger club.
— gerry (@gerrykelly31) June 1, 2020
Not having that ?
— Ange Douglas* (@AngeKDouglas) June 1, 2020
Sad to see Origi go
— Seán Twomey (@SeanDTwomey) June 1, 2020
Nooooooooo chanceeee, Origi is yet to hit prime
— ^J^ (@Classy_Klopp) June 1, 2020
Leave divock out of this, man's a Legend
— Sii Senor?? (@itzHenryYnwa) June 1, 2020
i’d rather keep divock
— Alfie Brahney (@AlfieBrahney) June 2, 2020
? is priceless ❤️ is going nowhere.
— Announce Werner (@1UNbearableRED) June 2, 2020
Must be his agent putting these rumours about
— anthony bermingham (@noelb1970) June 1, 2020