Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano provided an update on the contract situation of Liverpool midfielder, Georginio Wijnaldum.
In the four-and-a-half years since Wijnaldum made his £24.75 million move from Newcastle United to Liverpool, the 30-year-old has enjoyed a great deal of success on Merseyside, winning the Premier League, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
However, with just six months left on his current deal with Jurgen Klopp’s side, and, as yet, the £36 million-rated centre midfielder being yet to pen a new deal with Liverpool, much has been discussed about Wijnaldum’s future, with Barcelona reported to be confident of signing the Dutch international on a free transfer at the end of the season.
This was one topic of conversation on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, in which Romano claimed that the future of Wijnaldum could become clear in the coming weeks.
He said: “In the coming weeks we will understand more about what’s going on with Wijnaldum because at the moment, there is no agreement. So the situation of Wijnaldum will be key to understanding what’s going on with Liverpool’s midfield next summer.”
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So, while it remains unclear as to whether Wijnaldum will be staying at Liverpool beyond the end of his current deal – with conflicting reports suggesting that Liverpool have made a breakthrough in contract talks with the midfielder and that Barcelona are confident of signing the player this summer – if Romano is to be believed, there will be some clarity on the matter in the not so distant future.
However, considering that the 30-year-old has featured in all 17 of Liverpool’s Premier League fixtures so far this season, as well as all but one of their six Champions League matches, it is clear that, should Wijnaldum decide against staying on Merseyside, he will be a significant loss to Klopp’s side.