It looks extremely likely that Gini Wijnaldum will not be a Liverpool player for much longer amid serious interest from Barcelona.
The Catalonians have made him one of their top priorities this transfer window under the instruction of Ronald Koeman. Wijnaldum is a player the Dutchman knows well and is a fond admirer of after working with him during his time with the Netherlands national team.
Who would you rather see in the Liverpool midfield?
According to Diario Sport (relayed via @LFCTransferRoom), the midfielder is said to be one step away from making a similar switch to Philippe Coutinho. However, Barcelona are trying their luck at minimising Liverpool’s asking price.
The report claims that the La Liga giants are trying not to pay any more than a maximum of £13million for Wijnaldum, despite his current estimated value being £36million (via Transfermarkt). This has not gone down well with the Anfield faithful.
One supporter thinks selling the 29-year-old for such a low amount is ‘absolutely farcical’ whilst another has echoed this sentiment, branding it ‘ridiculous’.
Another Kopite has valued Wijnaldum against Thiago’s reported £26.6million asking price before coming to the conclusion that it’s ‘a joke’.
Read more replies from the Twitter selection here:
If we sell for less than 25 we are mugs. Contract running down or not
— David Nicoll (@amazinglydavy) September 7, 2020
Absolutely farcical. Yes he has one year left but still a very good midfielder with experience and would get into a lot of top teams. No way we’d sell for that little, still important for ua
— LFC Fan Zone (@LFCFanZone_1892) September 7, 2020
Because Michael Edwards would do that 😂😂 he’s already had Barca’s pants down once …. Wouldn’t put it past him to do it again
— jamie (@LFCFirminoAndCo) September 7, 2020
If they won’t pay more than £13m then they are about a marathon away rather than 1 step.
— Pericles (@Jonny_Faulkner) September 7, 2020
Selling him under 20 mil is just ridiculous
— Ameen (@Ameen_LFC) September 7, 2020
That’s a joke, Thiago is not worth 17M more than Wijnaldum https://t.co/crelmFn2dK
— Tom (@TomStephensLFC) September 7, 2020
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