Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum’s long-term future at Anfield has been uncertain for some time.
Wijnaldum future revealed?
The 30-year-old has been at Anfield since his move from Newcastle United in 2016 and has gone to embed himself into the club’s folklore thanks to that famous night against Barcelona. The Dutchman came off the bench and scored twice to help send Liverpool to Madrid, where they captured the club’s sixth European crown.
From 212 appearances, the 62-cap Netherlands international has scored 21 goals and provided 16 assists in what has been a successful five years but his contract is due to expire at the end of the current campaign.
Wijnaldum, who earns £75k-per-week at Liverpool, has been uncertain about signing a new deal and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has provided a further update on the long-running saga on Twitter.
There’s still no agreement between Wijnaldum and Liverpool to extend the contract. Last bid was made in early December, Gini has not accepted yet.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 20, 2021
Transfer Tavern Verdict
From this information that Romano has provided, it appears that manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to keep Wijnaldum at Anfield and that the ball is entirely in the player’s court.
Looking at it from both sides, the player doesn’t really owe Liverpool any loyalty. He has achieved the two biggest trophies he can possibly win as a player in England.
With the opportunity to go and play for his compatriot Ronald Koeman in Barcelona, that may be too good to turn down at his age but whatever happens, Wijnaldum will deserve a rousing send-off.
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