According to reports, Newcastle are eyeing a move for Liverpool’s forgotten man Divock Origi should we still be a Premier League side this summer.
This comes from Spanish outlet El Gol Digital, who report that Real Sociedad are facing competition from Newcastle, Aston Villa and Wolves for the Belgian international’s signature.
They claim that we are one of the sides to have ‘shown the most interest’, stating that Liverpool are willing to sell the versatile forward for a fee in the region of £17m.
Origi has played just 181 minutes of Premier League football this season under Jurgen Klopp and is said to be looking for a permanent move away from Anfield in search of regular first-team football.
He’s a player we’ve been linked with in the past and would fit the bill in terms of age (25), potential, top flight experience and versatility, with him able to play up or out wide – something that could see him suit our new 4-3-1-2 formation.
With Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle out of contract this summer and Joelinton enduring another tough season on Tyneside, we are likely to be in the market for another striker – and Origi could be an ideal target should we avoid the drop.