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Rumor Mongering: Origi to Newcastle on Loan

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Is a year under Rafa what the Belgian striker needs to kick on with his career?

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Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has indicated that the summer’s transfer activity will largely be one-way traffic: mostly incomings.

“There was always a lot of change, but in both directions. Now it is more in one direction. That’s clear,” Kloppo said.

However, there will likely be a few outgoings, including at least a couple excess strikers, including Divock Origi. Although it is speculation at this point, one possible destination for Origi is Newcastle.

According to the chief Newcastle writer at The Chronicle, Lee Ryder, Origi could be an option for Rafa Benitez to bring in this summer.

“Origi is a loan option. He didn’t want to sign for NUFC last season and went to Germany instead. But United will be in with a shout,” Ryder said in an online Q&A with fans.

As I said, this is mere speculation at this point, but the Belgian striker could do far worse than a year under Rafa. And he would get valuable Premier League minutes, which would hopefully help raise his stock, both personally, and for Liverpool (if they decide to move him on permanently, which looks likely at some point).

A loan deal, either to Newcastle or elsewhere, is likely for Origi. His last loan spell to Wolfsburg was hardly a booming success, with only 6 goals and 2 assists in 37 total appearances for the Bundesliga club.

Hopefully his next loan, wherever that might be, comes off better for the striker.