Nottingham Forest have signed Divock Origi on a season-long loan from Milan and confirmed the £32 million signing of highly rated Ibrahim Sangaré from PSV Eindhoven following a busy deadline day in which they signed seven players.
Forest approved the £47 million sale of Brennan Johnson to Tottenham, ending the forward’s 14-year association with the club, but moved to bolster their forward line with former Liverpool striker Origi and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who spent last season on loan at Bayer Leverkusen.
The 28-year-old forward, who was known for his ‘super-sub’ heroics during his eight-year spell at Liverpool, is set to leave an indelible impression on the Forest fans.
Origi quickly became a household name after joining Liverpool in 2014, etching his name in Liverpool folklore with iconic moments that will forever be etched in football history.
Origi made a significant contribution to Liverpool’s trophy cabinet during his time at Anfield, winning one FA Cup, one League Cup, and one Premier League title under Jürgen Klopp’s tutelage.
His most memorable performances, however, took place on the European stage. Origi’s goals in the semi-finals and final of Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League-winning season in 2018/19 will live on in the minds of fans around the world.
One particular strike against Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final, which ended 4-0 in Liverpool’s favor, was even voted Liverpool’s greatest goal in the club’s 130-year history by the fans.
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper will rely on Origi’s extensive experience and winning mentality to guide the club through the rigors of the Premier League.
He has a track record of being a game-changer, with 41 goals and 18 assists in 175 appearances for Liverpool.