Report: Real Sociedad want Liverpool striker Divock Origi; Aston Villa and Wolves linked
Real Sociedad are interested in Divock Origi as a potential replacement for Alexander Isak, but Spanish outlet El Gol Digital hints that they could face competition from the likes of Aston Villa and Wolves for the Liverpool striker.
Los Txuri-Urdin are braced for interest in Isak. The Swede has scored 12 goals in La Liga this season to help his side put themselves fifth in the table.
And according to El Gol Digital, the player they are looking at as a possible replacement is Origi. The report claims that Liverpool are willing to sell the Belgian at the end of the season.
The 25-year-old has played a peripheral role throughout his time at Anfield. And the Reds will reportedly let him go for a fee of around £17.24 million (€20 million).
Interestingly, El Gol Digital claims that Sociedad’s strongest competition will come from Liverpool’s Premier League rivals.
They then go on to list Aston Villa, Wolves and Newcastle as the teams to have shown the most interest.
It is not entirely clear whether any of the trio plan to make a future move. Newcastle, of course, find themselves fighting to maintain their Premier League status ahead of next season.
The Villans did sign Ollie Watkins last summer, and they do have Wesley gradually edging closer to a return. But with Keinan Davis predominantly acting as cover for Watkins this term, it would perhaps be no surprise to see Dean Smith target a new striker in the summer.
Meanwhile, only four teams have scored fewer goals than Wolves this season. Raul Jimenez’s absence has certainly been felt. And Isak’s Sociedad teammate Willian Jose is yet to open his account at Molineux since arriving on loan.
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