Liverpool target Divock Origi is being chased by Atletico Madrid [Marca]

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Wasn’t Divock Origi supposed to be a Liverpool player by now?

Liverpool may be set to rue their decision not to close terms with the 19-year-old Belgian attacker already, as Spanish paper Marca announce on Friday the La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are now looking to sign Origi this summer.

Atletico are in dire need of forwards after selling Diego Costa to Chelsea, while David Villa and Adrian have also left the club. Diego Simeone’s men have been linked to the likes of Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku and Man United’s Javier Hernandez in recent days, but now Origi is the man at the centre of the transfer talk.

Marca, however, offer little in the way of evidence to back up their claim that Atleti want Origi. With no supporting quotes of substantive proof, readers could feel tricked into believing Marca have simply cooked up the transfer story in their offices.

Origi has spent his senior career at Lille, where he went to from Genk, receiving his debut in 2012 and made a total of 45 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring seven goals.

Origi is rumoured to cost £10 million.