Claude Puel has said he will not go out in the transfer market this January, despite seeing daily players linked with Leicester City. New names pops up from all over the planet, and as Mercury, so perfectly describes the phenomena, it’s basically fake news being placed to keep interest in players who are seen as close targets for other clubs.
To see Bournemouth snatch good players in front of other clubs is so strange. Why will full internationals and players with a huge potential join The Cherries. This is out of our reach to understand but again, maybe Eddie Howe is the man they all want to play for, certainly a great manager.
Talking about Liverpool, in their chase for Premier League trophies, they have used mostly the same team week in and week out and a number of good fringe players are overlooked and desperately needs first team football at a certain level.
Leicester City are “softly linked” with Danny Drinkwater, and today Southampton forward Charlie Austin is back in the frame as a spossible target for Puel. Charlie Austin was a “hot link” for Leicester City in the weeks before signing for Saints, so to see his name back in that section is no surprise.
But looking at the age of Austin and the way of player he is, would not regard him as an ideal player for Leicester City. Why not take a look at Divock Origi. The 23 year old forward, who also can operate on the flank, is an ideal player for Puel.
He is quick and have the ability to score, he is not an old man, have great experience at such as young age and one that could at least be an option on loan, with almost no chance of getting into the league leaders first team.
Despite being on the fringe at Liverpool, he has kept his place in the Belgium squad, so far played 25 times for his country. His scoring ratio is probably not as high as we could have liked, but not strange since a lot of Origi’s appearances are as a late sub, coming on and getting little or no game time on games played.
Would like to see this player in action for a quality team alongside some quality players, and why not Leicester City were he would fit in either alongside Jamie Vardy, or as a flank alternative.