Barcelona and Ronald Koeman are keen on signing Gini Wijnaldum in this window, but are waiting for Liverpool to agree terms with Thiago Alcantara.
That’s according to Diario Sport (relayed via @LFCTransferRoom), who claim that the La Liga giants are holding out for the Reds to sign the Bayern Munich midfielder before making their move on Wijnaldum.
Should Liverpool keep or sell Gini Wijnaldum?
Koeman is eager to be reunited with the man he coached during his time with the Netherlands national team. The report states that Liverpool would be looking for a sum in the region of £22million for the 29-year-old.
However, talks between the Reds and Thiago appear to have stagnated. Despite months of interest, the Premier League champions are not closer to getting their man ahead of the new season.
Fans have hit out at this news, with many not impressed by the idea of selling to buy new players. One supporter in particular has however taken aim at Wijnaldum, saying they have ‘never been a fan’ of him and that he ‘doesn’t offer anything’.
Despite the Dutchman’s iconic performance against Barcelona in last year’s Champions League semi-final, his 2019/20 stats of four goals in 37 Premier League games leaves a lot to be desired.
Read more replies from the Anfield faithful here:
He should leave asap. Ive never been a fan of Gini. He doesnt offer anything moving forward as a mf. He comes to the party when Liverpool are in control of the game or Klopp makes him a get forward mf who's got strength in the air. He single handedly doesnt control games.
— Caleb_1 (@AmanorCaleb) August 31, 2020
Why not just swap our entire midfielders for Messi. Job done. YNWA
— Bobby Dazzler (@unsworth1live) August 31, 2020
They’ll be waiting a long time
— Dan Bevan (@DanBevan14) August 31, 2020
They will have a long wait!
— Steve J (@pommyinoz) September 1, 2020
If it secures Thiago 100% then I’m not mad at all
— ⚫️ (@EmpireFalcons) August 31, 2020
Sign Thiago on deadline day, so Barca won’t have time to sign Gini
— Jürgen Meister (@SS_LFC) August 31, 2020
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