Liverpool outcast faces growing competition over January move, Reds wanted £27m for striker over the summer but could have to settles for a lot less

Liverpool outcast Divock Origi is facing growing competition from clubs willing to offer the striker a January move.

Turkish-Football reported that Galatasaray have added the forward to their shortlist as they prepare to replace Bafetimbi Gomis over the winter transfer window.

We have since been informed by sources close to Besiktas that Origi is also a target for the Black Eagles.

The Istanbul giants have drawn up a shortlist of striker’s as a temporary measure for the second half of the season.

Besiktas like Galatasaray parted ways with their most prolific striker.

The Black-Whites never really found a replacement for Cenk Tosun who was sold to Everton last January. Cyle Larin and Vagner Love were brought in but failed to score the number of goals the Turkish international managed.

Additionally, Alvaro Negredo had his contract terminated by mutual consent after transfer deadline day leaving the squad with just Larin and Love as first-choice forwards.

Head coach Senol Gunes has had to juggle between the two and use Ryan Babel as a makeshift striker at times.

Besiktas would want Origi on loan and have contacted his agent through intermediaries to discover whether he would be willing to play for them.

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The 23-year-old has yet to make an appearance for the first team and has been relegated to reserve side.

Liverpool had demanded £27m for Origi over the summer according to the Mirror but neither Besiktas nor Galatasaray would be willing to even come close to the quoted figure.

Instead, a loan move would be preferred for the striker who has two-years remaining on their contract.