A number of Liverpool fans believe that Georginio Wijnaldum should be sold amid reports that he may be seeking a new challenge elsewhere.
The Independent‘s Melissa Reddy reported that the 29-year-old has not dismissed taking on a different challenge away from Anfield and could be open to a change of scenery, particularly with his former international manager Ronald Koeman having just been appointed as Barcelona head coach.
The report added that it would “not be a far-fetched scenario” for the Dutch midfielder to sign a pre-contract with the La Liga club, or another potential suitor, particularly with speculation continuing as to the possible arrival of Thiago Alcantara at Anfield.
Wijnaldum, who has scored 19 goals in 186 games during four years at Liverpool, is entering the final year of his contract and, as per Fabrizo Romano, the club have so far been unable to agree a new deal for him.
Should Liverpool keep or sell Georginio Wijnaldum?
Some Reds fans feel that the time is right to cash in, with one Kopite eager to avoid another “Emre Can situation”, in reference to the German midfielder who declined to sign an extension and let his contract run down before leaving for Juventus on a free transfer in 2018.
Check out some of the reaction from Liverpool supporters below:
FSG better sell before we have a Emre Can situation again. Can easily get 30m for Gini if hes going to Barca. Use that to fund Thiago. https://t.co/4gH37xkU0R
— TheKopYNWA (@TheKop___) August 20, 2020
If he ain’t a 100% on staying get him out the door https://t.co/YiCFD1xB1e
— . (@camlfc) August 20, 2020
if he wants to go let him. fact he’s not all lfc & messing around over contracts after everything club has done for him is kinda annoying. love gini & want the best for him & ofc for him to stay but I also want all our players to be fully invested & Gini doesn’t seem like he is https://t.co/Si54wkzPui
— el (@elsfooty) August 20, 2020
Regardless of your opinion on Wijnaldum, I don’t see why you’d be unhappy with this.
He wants a new challenge and one big contract, and we get to bring in Thiago as a replacement.
I’d rather sell him this summer, and buy Thiago, but this isn’t too bad. https://t.co/eZdxDOXmXK
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) August 20, 2020
disappointing if we lose him on a free, should sell him now and make some money https://t.co/TsdDh90A2O
— F (@falsefootballer) August 20, 2020
Liverpool fans, do you think Wijnaldum will sign a new deal or is he nearing the end of his time at Anfield? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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