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Origi on Aston Villa radar

Liverpool forward Divock Origi has emerged as a transfer target for Aston Villa as they aim to strengthen their attack for the 2020/21 campaign.

The west Midlands outfit managed to preserve their top-flight status in the final game of the season after a 1-1 draw at West Ham United.

According to The Sun, Dean Smith's side are likely to spend on new recruits this summer and signing a quality striker remains one of their priorities.

The club will welcome Wesley back into the squad after a long-term injury, but they are aiming to add more competition for places.

Mbwana Samatta netted just one goal from 14 appearances on the back of his mid-season move and the Villains are eyeing a better option.

Origi has been identified as one of their prime targets and reports claim that he could be offered regular game time, if he makes the move.

The Belgian has failed to cement a starting spot under Jurgen Klopp despite signing a five-year deal last summer. He made just seven league starts last term.