Newcastle United are set to rival fellow Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Brighton and Fulham for the services of Liverpool striker Divock Origi in the summer transfer window, according to The Mirror.
However, as per the outlet, Turkish club Fenerbache are already reportedly in talks with Jurgen Klopp’s side over the possible signing of the Belgian international.
Should Newcastle sign Origi?
Origi is under contract at Anfield until 2024, and the Reds may be willing to let him leave for a transfer fee just shy of £14m. However, Liverpool are apparently not willing to let the 25-year-old go unless they find a suitable replacement for the striker.
Indeed, if that replacement is found, then Steve Bruce may be able to take advantage by subsequently bringing Origi to St James’ Park.
The 25-year old has experience in the English top flight, having managed to play in 91 Premier League games so far since his debut in 2015/16, with 19 goals in the division and nine assists (via Transfermarkt).
Origi is also a serial winner, having been part of the Liverpool squads that won the league title last season as well as the Champions League in the 2018/19 campaign. (per Transfermarkt).
On the other hand, the Tyneside club have just brought in a new centre-forward in Callum Wilson from Bournemouth, and so maybe a move for Origi would not be wise unless they can sell some of their other strikers before the market shuts.
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