Earlier today, we covered a report from Italy claiming that a deal taking Divock Origi to Milan was just around the corner.
That came from Calciomercato, who explained that barring unforeseen circumstances, the Belgian would be heading to Italy, with the final details to be sorted in the next few days.
Well, TuttoMercatoWeb appear to have received similar information, claiming ‘the green light has arrived from the board’ to sign the Liverpool forward.
In fact, their headline states that ‘only the signature is missing’, because ‘after reaching an agreement between the parties, an agreement was needed from the board and the owners’.
In the end, that also arrived, which is why ‘only the signatures are missing to then announce that he is a new Milan player’.
Since Liverpool were unable to trigger a clause in his contract to extend it by a year since he hadn’t played enough, the Belgium International was free to speak to whomever he wished, with Milan seemingly pushing the most.
TuttoMercatoWeb reveal that Origi will sign a ‘three year contract with an option for a fourth’, earning a wage of €3.5m/year, coming after the Serie A side offered €3m, while he wanted €4m.