Former Mag Jose Enrique believes Divock Origi “could go to Newcastle” this summer, believing he is more than good enough to stay in the Premier League.
The Belgian looks all set to leave Liverpool on a free transfer this summer, with several outlets suggesting AC Milan and Inter Milan are leading the race for his signature.
Enrique also reckons he could be Milan bound, yet it would make a lot of sense for us to pursue the 27-year-old super sub who has been linked with a move to Tyneside on several occasions over the past few years.
The Reds’ cult hero has shown he’s good enough, often making an impact when called upon at Premier League and Champions League level. With Howe said to be in the market for a big but mobile striker and our new owners looking to sign quality players while working well within FFP restrictions, a free agent move for Origi could be a superb piece of business.
With Liverpool playing Champions League semi-finals either side of Saturay’s trp to St James’ Park, I wouldn’t be all that surprised if Origi is handed a rare start when Klopp’s men come to town this weekend!
Speaking to Lord Ping, heres’ what Enrique had to say about the 27-year-old striker on the lookout for a new club:
“Origi is good enough to stay in the Premier League and he’s playing for one of the best teams in the world. He’s not starting and he’s not been playing too much this season so a team like AC Milan and Inter Milan looks like where he could be heading.
“I can’t see him playing anywhere in the Premier League but I think he is good enough. I think if I was him and you have teams like AC Milan, Inter Milan and top teams like that interested, I would rather go and play in a team where he’s a ‘hero’ as Liverpool call him the legend himself because he always comes when the team needs him.
“Also they are in Europe and a footballer’s career is short, so maybe that’s the best thing to do. He could go to Newcastle because they have a lot of money to spend and they’ll want to bring new players.
“But I would not go to one of Liverpool’s rivals because I think his legacy at Liverpool is amazing, they should make a statue of him for what he’s done and what he’s won.”