An update has emerged on Liverpool striker Divock Origi, regarding Newcastle’s interest in his services.
According to 90min, Newcastle are one of a number of clubs keeping tabs on Liverpool striker Divock Origi. Southampton, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Rangers and Celtic are all also said to be keen on the Belgian international hitman.
The report claims that Liverpool want to cash in on the forward and are working hard to find him a new club, with unnamed sides from abroad also believed to be interested. No valuation is mentioned for the attacker.
Mike Ashley must get the chequebook out to complete a deal for Origi this summer.
Although no price has been touted as of yet, Newcastle should be looking to snap him up, as long as it is within reason and not in excess of £20m, for example, as he could be an excellent addition to Steve Bruce’s squad ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign.
Since the start of the 2018/19 campaign, Origi has scored 10 goals in 19 starts across the Premier League and Champions League for Liverpool whilst also providing three assists. He made plenty more appearances off the bench, but his limited number of starts highlights his lack of key involvement for the Reds and shows why he could thrive if handed regular game time at Newcastle.
Just imagine him and Callum Wilson up top for Bruce’s side.
The latter managed 12 goals and five assists in 23 league starts last term and showed that he can score regularly in the top tier. Therefore, adding the former into the mix could make for a mouth-watering strike partnership for the Magpies next season, which is why Ashley must swoop for the Anfield outcast.
Despite not playing week-in-week-out at Anfield, the centre-forward was still able to score some massive goals. Former Everton defender Phil Neville once claimed that the Belgian has “a taste for the big games” and praised the contribution that he has in key moments for Liverpool.
“He’s [Origi’s] got a taste for the big games. He has made big contributions in big games. I actually don’t think it was that much of a risk in terms of the schedule they’ve got coming up. I actually think it was a necessity. The same players can’t play in every single game. You take the fact they’ve got so many big games coming up, you have to trust your squad. Those players that have come in have delivered.”
This shows that he can handle high-pressure situations, which is why he could adapt to being a key player for the Toon alongside Wilson to fire Newcastle up the table.
The Magpies must look to wrap up a move for the £60k-per-week beast this window.