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Aston Villa eye move for Liverpool forward Origi

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Dean Smith has had issues finding forwards to deliver the goals and Villa are now lining up a move for Divock Origi to relieve pressure as a solution. 

Aston Villa defeated Arsenal and then secured a draw with West Ham on the final day of Premier League season to stave off relegation. They had Jack Grealish fighting for them and the captain must have been a relieved man

The issue Villa faced the majority of the season was their forwards unable to regularly hit the back of the net. Wesley was signed from Club Brugge for €25 million but only scored five Premier League goals all season. 

Dean Smith now wants to reinforce his ranks and is prioritizing a forward to reinforce. His preferred purchase is Divock Origi from Liverpool.

And he might get his way if the Daily Mail is to be believed. 

The Belgian has been at Liverpool since 2014 but without regular first-team action on offer, wants a move away

Jurgen Klopp still considers him an important part of the roster but he has made up his mind. 

He has won the Champions League and Premier League under the German but is unhappy with the peripheral role.

Origi made 34 league appearances, with 26 coming from the bench. Interestingly, his four goals of the season came in his 8 league starts.

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