Sheffield United is exploring an unexpected loan deal with AC Milan’s Divock Origi, according to the trusted Alan Nixon. The Belgian striker would provide the Blades with some much-needed firepower.
United will be hoping the 28-year-old might be interested in a return to the Premier League for a season after their initial target, Chuba Akpom, opted to join Ajax. Meanwhile, securing Aston Villa’s Cameron Archer appears to be challenging and costly.
Paul Heckingbottom has recently bolsted his midfield with the addition of Gustavo Hamer for £15m, and the free agent signing of Tom Davies. But they are still in desperate need of attackers.
In their first Premier League match, they failed to find the net at home against Crystal Palace, resulting in a 1-0 loss. Their struggles continued as they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Nottingham Forest on Friday night, marking their second consecutive loss. But there were plenty of positives to take from the second game of the season, and if the Blades can surprisingly add Divock Origi to their squad, it would be a magnificent signing.
Origi played 107 Premier League games for Liverpool, scoring 22 goals and making 10 goals for his teammates [Transfermarkt]. He was involved in several key games during his Liverpool career, and he can bring those experiences to Sheffield United’s attack if a deal does materialise.