Opinion: Everton needs to hijack Tottenham’s move for 22-year-old Divock Origi

Everton fill the hole in their attack by rivaling Tottenham Hotspur in the north London side reported move for Liverpool striker Divock Origi this summer.

According to the Telegraph, it claimed that the 22-year-old striker who is surplus to requirements at Anfield could be allowed to leave the club permanently before Thursday’s deadline, which strikers at 11pm.

The Belgium international is concerned that he may not get the game time required to earn a place in his nation’s World Cup squad, and is willing to leave the club in search of first-team football.

It is said that Spurs could be interested in the former Lille man, who has been brought down the pecking order at Liverpool behind Daniel Sturridge, Dom Solanke, and Roberto Firmino.

Marseille and Anderlecht are also said to be interested, but Everton should look to beat all three sides by bringing him to Goodison Park from their bitter Merseyside rivals this summer.

The Toffees yet, still haven’t find a proper replacement for Romelu Lukaku in the final third, after Origi’s compatriot joined Manchester United for a huge fee of £90million.

However, in their bid to get a replacement, Everton have brought in Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez, but the latter’s recent heel has highlighted the need for a new striker with Rooney preferred in a deeper role.

Oumar Niasse is expected to leave the Goodison Park with Brighton reportedly eyeing the Senegalese, and that should see Koeman bringing in another striker to his squad.

Divock Origi possesses many similar traits to Lukaku in that he offers an aerie prowess, power as well as speed and the ability to balance the ball at his feet.

His Premier League form is not bad either. Origi has only started 21 of his 51 top-flight outings in England’s highest division, scoring 12 times as well as laying on five assists.

Putting bitter rivalries aside, Origi would be the perfect replacement for Lukaku if Everton can beat the likes of Tottenham, Marseille and Anderlecht to his signature in the next three days.

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