Atletico Madrid launch late bid for Liverpool-bound striker

first_imgAtletico Madrid are ready to challenge Liverpool in the race to land Belgian rookie Divock Origi.A move to Merseyside had seemed like a foregone conclusion for the Lille striker, who looked set to join Liverpool and then be loaned straight back for a season.But Origi has still not completed the deal and, according to Marca, could be offered a chance in Spanish football by La Liga champions Atletico.After selling Diego Costa to Chelsea, Atletico have already signed Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich, but still want to sign further back-up options in attack.And 19-year-old Origi, who caught the eye for Belgium at the World Cup, is now on their radar with his Liverpool move still yet to be completed. 1 Divock Origi in action for Belgium last_img

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