West Ham United are set to battle it out with Aston Villa for the signing of ex Liverpool striker Divock Origi this summer.
According to a report from Italian publication Sport Mediaset, West Ham and Aston Villa both want to bring AC Milan striker Divock Origi back to the Premier League.
Origi has actually been heavily linked with a move to the Hammers for quite some time now, most recently just last month.
West Ham manager David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his centre-forward ranks with question marks over Gianluca Scamacca and Danny Ings – more specifically their suitability to the Scot’s system.
Origi would be the perfect man for the job at the London Stadium in my opinion.
However, the Hammers will face competition from Villa if we are to bring the Belgian back to England this summer…
West Ham and Aston Villa battling to bring Divock Origi back to the Premier League
Sport Mediaset reckon that the Hammers and the Villans are both trying to sign the Champions League winner from AC Milan this summer.
Le Soir recently claimed that AC Milan are trying to quickly sell the Belgium International to the Hammers.
I think that West Ham should be all over this one. He can play anywhere along the front-line, is willing to put in a real shift and has proven that he can produce the goods at the very highest level.
Origi scored a goal in the Champions League final back in 2019 so he certainly knows how to perform on the biggest stage.
The AC Milan hitman possesses a real burst of acceleration and perhaps if he was given the chance of regular game-time at West Ham, everyone would undoubtedly have started to see the best of the Belgian. Origi bagged six goals and four assists in just 18 games for the Reds last season (Transfermarkt).
One big problem that West Ham will undoubtedly face when trying to sign Divok Origi is that Aston Villa just seem like a more attractive proposition than us at the moment.
However, should we win the Europa Conference League, the Hammers will be able to offer the 28-year-old Europa League football next season.
I think that the former Liverpool man would be a superb addition to Moyes’s ranks at the London Stadium.