Origi arrival delights Wolfsburg

01 September 2017 07:29:01 EST

Wolfsburg are pleased to have got their man by signing Belgium striker Divock Origi on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool.

The 22-year-old was allowed to leave Anfield in search of regular first-team football, having scored 23 goals in 86 appearances for the Reds since his arrival from Lille in the summer of 2014.

He is a pacy, determined and dangerous attacker who will make our offensive play more varied and unpredictable.

Olaf Rebbe

And Wolves sporting director Olaf Rebbe is happy with the deal, with Origi having been the main striking target for the Bundesliga outfit.

He told the club's official website: "In Divock Origi we have secured the services of the attacking player we had most desired.

"He has often proven his undoubted quality both domestically as well as internationally and, for his age, boasts an enormous amount of experience.

"He is a pacy, determined and dangerous attacker who will make our offensive play more varied and unpredictable."

Wolfsburg, who needed to win a play-off to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga last season, have started the new German league season with a win and a loss - defeating Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 after being beaten 3-0 by Borussia Dortmund.

They return to action after the international break on Saturday 9th September, when they play host to Hannover.

Die Roten have made a perfect start on their return to the German top-flight, winning both of their games to date by 1-0 scorelines, edging out Mainz and then Schalke.

Wolfsburg are 4/5 to inflict a first defeat of the league season on Hannover and 9/1 to be relegated, while Mario Gomez is priced at 66/1 to be the leading scorer in the Bundesliga this season.

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