Divock Origi has completed his loan move from Liverpool to Wolfsburg, ending any chance that Tottenham could have made a move for the striker on deadline day.
This summer, Spurs have been on the lookout for backup to Harry Kane, but have yet to bring in a new striker in this transfer window. The Lilywhites brought in AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen for £17m last year in the hope that he would provide sufficient backup for Spurs’ main striker.
However, the Dutchman failed to hit the ground running at White Hart Lane, netting just once from open play, failing to live up to his billing. He could complete a deadline day move away to either Stoke or West Brom in a deal that could be worth up to £23m, surprisingly a £6m profit on what Daniel Levy paid a year ago.
Divock Origi has found first team minutes hard to come by under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, and is desperate to play more football with a World Cup coming up next summer. He is likely to get more game time in the Bundesliga and will be looking to rediscover his goalscoring form. Origi didn’t even make the bench in the 4-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.
Origi’s father had hinted that the striker could have joined Tottenham in this summer transfer window, but all hope of that deal going through has been ended with his move to Wolfburg. Spurs had been linked with a move for the Belgian front man after his father’s comments.
It appears that Spurs knew the deal was highly unlikely for quite some time as they have had a bid of around £15m accepted for Fernando Llorente from Swansea City. The deal should go through if Wilfred Bony returns to the Liverty Stadium, a move which is looking increasingly likely as the day goes on.