• Transfer news

Liverpool forward joins AC Milan on free transfer

Getty Images

The Serie A champions have a new attacker to their ranks ahead of the next season.

AC Milan have announced the signing of Divock Origi on a four-year contract.

The 27-year-old joins the Rossoneri on a free transfer after leaving Liverpool earlier this summer. 

Back in April, reports around Origi’s move to Milan emerged, with the Italian side finally confirming the transfer on Tuesday.

Origi spent a seven-year stint at Liverpool after his move from Lille in 2015. The Belgian forward couldn’t establish himself as a regular starter under Jurgen Klopp.

Go further with the #1 trusted leader in VPN

However, a few crucial goals developed his reputation as a ‘super-sub’. His most memorable goal came during Liverpool’s incredible comeback against Barcelona in May 2019. 

Having opened the scoring for the Reds in the seventh minute, Origi completed Liverpool’s semi-final comeback by making it 4-0 in the 80th minute. 

Later that season, Origi scored another late goal to seal Liverpool’s victory in the Champions League final against Tottenham.

Origi scored a total of 22 goals in his 107 Premier League appearances for Liverpool. It’s worth noting that he started only 34 of those matches.

The experienced forward will now join Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rafael Leao, and Olivier Giroud in Milan’s attacking line. 

The Rossoneri are also pushing to finalise a deal for Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech, who is reportedly keen to continue his career at San Siro.

Betway MENA Sports $50 SOB banners