Talk in a Belgian newspaper of Liverpool’s £10m Divock Origi being available on loan has just about rescued a rotten gossip column…
ORIGI AVAILABLE ON LOAN
Barely a year after buying him for £10m and just a few months after bringing him to Anfield after a pretty terrible season in French football, Liverpool are apparently ready to send Belgian striker Divock Origi out on loan. Origi has only played 16 minutes of Premier League football and was not even on the bench for Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Norwich, with goalscorer Danny Ings preferred.
Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws says that Origi will be farmed out on loan in January. Thank f*** for that because it has saved a franlkly awful gossip column.
MENDES RESCUED ROJO
Super-agent Jorge Mendes stepped in and rescued Marcos Rojo’s Manchester United career, claims the Daily Star. The Argentine was offered to Monaco as part of the Anthony Martial deal after Louis van Gaal lost patience in a player who missed the pre-season trip to the United States because of a passport issue.
Rojo said in August: “I have received offers but my idea is to stay here [United] and fight for a position because it is a great club. I’ll try to play as much as possible. I talked to Van Gaal when I returned and was upset by everything that had happened but he said he was counting on me.”
Luke Shaw’s long-term injury is probably making Van Gaal rather glad that Mendes took a moment to plead his case while in Manchester negotiating on behalf of David de Gea.
ST JUSTE THE TICKET
These are desperate times in the land of transfer gossip and desperate times call for desperate clicks on the Daily Star website, where it is claimed that 18-year-old Heerenveen defender Jeremiah St Juste is a target for Manchester United. He only made his Eredivisie debut in January but has already played 17 league games.