Belgium is rapidly emerging as one of the powerhouses in Europe. The new generation of Belgian superstars are plying their trade in Europe’s top football league and clubs, and everyone is expecting a strong performance from them in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
The likes of Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Vermaelen, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Mirallas, Jan Vertonghen – the list goes on – are star faces of the Premier League already, and going by reports, more top youngsters from that country, like Zakaria Bakkali, are been watched by Premier League heavyweights.
Divock Origi, the 18-year-old forward, is touted as the next big thing in Belgian football. He plays as a striker for Lille and has represented Belgium in the U-21 levels as well.
Sven Claes, a journalist working for Belgian newspaper ‘HLN’ is confident that the youngster will be the next big Belgian moving to the Premier League and has backed him to shine at Euro 2016 in France.
Fellow ‘HLN’ journalist Kristof Terreur tweeted that Liverpool are watching the player with close interest.
Well, going by the hype, it seems like the youngster certainly has the potential to be a top player in future. Brendan Rodgers has shown great desire in grooming young players, and it will be interesting to see whether Liverpool try to sign him in the summer.