Plenty of Liverpool fans have been reacting to reports that Georginio Wijnaldum is likely to sign a contract extension at Anfield, despite recent speculation about a potential exit from the club.
The Dutch midfielder, who is valued at £36m by TransferMarkt, has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona in recent weeks, with his former national team coach Ronald Koeman newly-installed in the Camp Nou dugout; and the 29-year-old has allowed his Anfield contract to enter its final year with no sign of penning a new deal.
However, journalist Kevin Palmer has tweeted (via @RealKevinPalmer) that Barcelona will need to sell before they can make new signings, with Dutch media claiming that Wijnaldum has had a change of heart about wanting a move to La Liga and is now likely to extend his contract at Liverpool.
Ronald Koeman has confirmed Barcelona need to sell before making signings and the Dutch papers claiming Gini Wijnaldum wanted a move to the Nou Camp now confirm he’s had a change of heart…
— Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer) September 15, 2020
There had been reports that the midfielder could have been offloaded in order to raise funds to sign major transfer target Thiago Alcantara, whom the Reds have been tracking for several months but are no closer to purchasing.
Would you rather keep Gini Wijnaldum or sign Thiago?
Rumours of a likely contract extension for Wijnaldum drew a mixed reaction from these Liverpool fans on Twitter – some want the midfielder, who scored twice in the 4-0 win over Barcelona last year, to stay at the club; whereas others seem disappointed that the possibility of signing 11-time league champion Thiago could now fade:
Good now we can stop this Thiago nonsense
— Andrew Mentis (@mentis79) September 15, 2020
— Sam Baker (@sambakerliveco1) September 16, 2020
We can say bye to thiago unless grujic and wilson move on
— Rizwan (@LFCRizwan) September 15, 2020
— 41starz (@41starz) September 15, 2020
— Fekir’s knee (@suka_blead) September 15, 2020
— Mohammad Elidy (@mohammadala33) September 16, 2020
Liverpool fans, what do you make of this rumoured development in the Wijnaldum saga? Share your views in the comments section below!
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