Why Spurs Are Ready To Beat Arsenal & Liverpool To Origi
Belgium's Divock Origi has looked pretty good at this year's World Cup in Brazil, so of course he's already being linked with a move to the Premier League. According to the Daily Mirror, it could be that Pochettino's new look Spurs side might be seizing the initiative and stealing a march on the 19-year-old's many other suitors.
Origi came off the bench to score the only goal in Belgium's 1-0 win over Russia, which secured their place in the knockout stages, and looked impressive throughout the tournament before tiring a little towards the end - quick on the turn, good on the ball and a constant physical threat. After his first World Cup game, Belgium manager Marc Wilmots said: "If [Christian] Benteke was fit, Divock would not be here," which is an odd way to say thanks, but it also shows how inexperienced the Lille forward is.
Origi only started 12 games in Ligue 1 last season, scoring five goals. He has already revealed he's keen on a move to England, and Liverpool and Arsenal have been on red alert all week, but it's Spurs who could grant his wish this summer in a £11 million move. They need a striker DESPERATELY.
Rickie Lambert (a player in a similar mould but in a less mobile, way older, more "used to work in a biscuit factory" style) has already moved to Anfield this summer, whereas Arsenal have Sanogo. Yaya Sanogo: a man who almost quit football to become a postman just before Wenger swooped in and signed the ungainly forward. They don't need anyone else. Lol.