Milan officially announces contract with Belgian Divock Origi until 2026
Serie A champions Milan have officially signed Belgium’s Divock Origi until 2026.
Origi is 27 years old and has a long experience in a large number of European clubs, most notably with his former club Liverpool, who participated in 175 matches during which he scored 41 goals and was crowned with many trophies, most notably winning the English Premier League 2019-2020 season and Champions League 2018-2019 season.
Milan has strengthened their ranks with the Belgian striker, who has not played the number of matches required to extend his contract with the Reds, despite acquiring the interest of his German coach Jurgen Klopp.
Although he has not imposed himself essentially since arriving at Anfield in 2014, Origi has scored decisive goals, including a double in the Rimontada against Barcelona, Spain, in the semi-finals of the 2019 Champions League, to overturn his 0-3 deficit in a clean quad. He returned and contributed to his team’s title in the mainland competition by scoring one of his two goals in the 87 minutes after coming into the reserve against Spurs 2-0.
Milan Origi stepped up his goal-scoring attack last year, despite winning the title of “Seri A”, with Swedish veterans Zlatan Ibrahimovic (40) and France’s Olivier Giroud (35) only able to score 19 goals together in the league.
Ibra is absent for 8 months from surgery on his knee, having missed important games during the title campaign for injuries.
The club’s legend and former defender Paulo Maldini announced two days after Ibrahimovic underwent surgery that the latter wished to pursue his career inside the green rectangle, while Italian media indicated that Milan was ready to extend their Swedish striker’s contract for an additional year.