Newcastle should consider Origi move to bolster attacking options

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez should switch attention to Liverpool striker Divock Origi ahead of a potential transfer.

What’s the word?

It is no secret that the Magpies’ attacking stars failed to deliver last season, with Dwight Gayle and Joselu struggling for consistency.

Islam Slimani joined from Leicester City on loan, but he too struggled to make an impact.

Origi finds himself in a difficult situation as he has been unable to convince manager Jurgen Klopp that he deserves regular minutes on the pitch.

In fact, last season, the Belgian was sent on loan to Wolfsburg, where he had more luck with regards to game time and also contributed with seven goals.

Why should Newcastle target Origi?

The club are not guaranteed a reliable goalscorer in Origi due to the fact that he has scored just 12 Premier League goals since joining Liverpool in 2015.

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However, it is worth noting that the forward has spent most of his time at Anfield coming off the bench, so if Benitez can offer him a place in the first XI, a run of games may produce a better return.

Origi likes to run with the ball at defenders, which is something that Newcastle lacked in their attacking department last season.

Also, there is not too much of a risk given that the forward is well-versed in top-flight football.

In addition, the former Lille star will have something to prove due to his failings at Liverpool.