David Moyes is desperate to add another striker to his squad this summer and so it’s no surpise to see the club being linked with so many of them over the last couple of months.
The Belgium international has struggled to hold down a regular spot in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI at Anfield in recent years and has been touted as one of a few transfer exits at Liverpool this summer.
And it was reported that if the Hammers fail in their attempts to sign Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, then they are considering a move for Origi as a worthwhile alternative.
However, Evening Standard football journalist Jack Rosser thinks there isn’t much in those reports and cites the fact West Ham are linked with so many strikers every summer that it’s unlikely they’re seriously interested in every single one of them, Origi included, who is valued at £10.8m by transfermarkt.com.
Rosser told West Ham World: “I don’t think there’s much in Origi.
“I think you get to the point where, you know, West Ham are linked with a million-and-one strikers every summer that they will be aware of but, whether it goes anything beyond them being aware of them then I’ll be surprised.”
It’s no secret that buying a striker this summer is at the very top of Moyes’ priority list and he will no doubt have a list of them that he will try to target, with his No.1 target obviously being at the very top.
It is, of course, unclear whether Origi is indeed on that list but, with less than a month before the season starts, he really needs to get a move on in order to avoid having to solely rely on an injury-prone Michail Antonio to produce the goods upfront again this season.