Liverpool stalwart Gini Wijnaldum could be calling time on his Anfield career this year amid talks between him and Barcelona.
The Dutch international has reportedly given the green light towards a move to Spain, according to Diario Sport (relayed via @LFCTransferRoom). New manager Ronald Koeman is said to be keen to be reunited with Wijnaldum, who he has previously coached during his time with the Netherlands national team.
Should Liverpool keep or sell Gini Wijnaldum?
However, the report is also claiming that Barca aren’t willing to pay more than €20million (£18m) for the 29-year-old midfielder, which could halt talks between the two parties.
As it stands, Liverpool are in a situation where they must offload senior personnel in order to raise funds for new signings. According to James Pearce, it’s unlikely the Reds will bid for major target Thiago Alcantara without first selling some other players (also via @LFCTransferRoom).
The idea of Wijnaldum leaving the club – and Barcelona not willing to splash the cash – has sparked some debate amongst the Liverpool fanbase.
One supporter has replied to the news saying it would be a ‘bad move’ to cash in on the Dutchman this year. Another has slammed Barcelona saying ‘that’s theft’ as they address the surprisingly low bid on offer. Wijnaldum’s current Transfermarkt value is £36million.
Read more replies from the Reds faithful here:
— Ian Davies (@dibby7) September 1, 2020
Georginio is easily worth 30 million in this Market !! Put some respect to his name. Mans a working horse in the midfield
— CALEB DAVIDS ⁶ (@calebiezzz) September 2, 2020
If this is legit which I don’t think it is that is a ridiculous price. Would be an absolute fleece from Barca
— PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!!!! (@SalahSuperb) September 1, 2020
selling are most reliable midfielder is a bad move, got naby & ox on the bench injury prone & a kid in jones none are reliable, absolute joke that were still a sell to buy club!
— Ryan Keyo (Wade) (@RyanKeyo) September 2, 2020
Or we give Wijnaldum to Bayern in a swap deal with Thiago.
— Creative Curtis ☯️️☪️✝️ (@Biplav111) September 2, 2020
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