Seb Stafford-Bloor has been speaking on the latest edition of the Tifo Podcast as part of its ‘Sensible Transfers’ segment, which focused on out-of-contract players.
While talking about the Dutchman, Stafford-Bloor suggested a move to Newcastle in a hypothetical scenario which would have involved the proposed takeover of the Toon by PCP Capital Partners, PIF, and the Reuben brothers having gone through.
He said: “Had he not played for Newcastle and that Newcastle takeover had gone through, then he would have gone there; it’s that kind of signing because a sporting director who just has a lot of money to play with would say ‘ooh proven winner, I want him, here have a massive contract.”
Would you like to see Wijnaldum back at Newcastle one day?
Yes, that would be great
No, he has had his time
TIF Thoughts on Stafford-Bloor’s thoughts…
It should be noted that once again, these are totally hypothetical thoughts from Stafford-Bloor.
However, given that the Toon’s proposed takeover is currently with the legal teams and could still be saved, then at least one part of his scenario could happen.
However, given that Wijnaldum has played for Newcastle before, maybe he wouldn’t be keen on returning to Tyneside.
Since the Dutchman swapped Newcastle for Liverpool, he has won the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League and has made 211 appearances for the Reds, so he has had a successful time.
Stafford-Bloor’s thoughts, though, were interesting, and we would be intrigued to see what happened if the takeover of the Toon does eventually happen.