This comes after a report from 90min claimed the Hammers were one of a number of clubs considering a move for the 26-year-old Belgian forward.
Irons boss David Moyes is very much in the market for an additional striking option this summer in order to offer competition to Michail Antonio.
It’s a very reasonable price for Origi. We have see that on his day he is a great player. He is someone who can hold the ball up, get in behind or even play out wide. He gives you lots of options as a manager. At Liverpool he has been sitting in the shadows because of the talent they have. A lot of clubs will think that if he plays regularly he’ll be able to get himself into the groove and start scoring goals. He would be a great asset for West Ham or any club for that matter. If the Tammy Abraham deal doesn’t go through, you know there is a good player available there for £15million, which is not a lot of money in this day and age.
Whelan went on to describe the 29 times capped star as a player of ‘great quality’.
Last season was the worst yet in a Red shirt for Origi, scoring just once across 17 appearances in all competitions.
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Signing a striker this summer is perhaps the greatest priority facing Moyes in the transfer window.
Capable of playing on either wing, Origi certainty has the proven versatility to be a shrewd acquisition.
Having come up with the goods on big occasions, in particular with a UEFA Champions League final strike, West Ham fans would likely be satisfied should the Belgian arrive in east London.