Liverpool journalist Paul Gorst has been sharing some details on the latest update concerning Reds midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and his future at the Merseyside club.
He said: “Personally, I think the situation is he wants to kind of be renumerated with something he might feel is a bit more befitting of his status in this squad and he’s probably got a point to be fair, he’s such an important player in this Liverpool team and he’s only missed two games this season.
“So, I think that might be where the situation is at the moment and the club are maybe a bit reluctant to offer massive terms to someone who’s 30 or going to be 30 soon so that is where it stands so the situation is as it is but last that I was told was a little over a week ago that he hasn’t yet informed the club of any imminent decision to move to Barcelona so I hope it gets resolved and hope he signs an extension.”
Since his arrival at the Merseyside club, the 30-year-old, who is currently valued at £31.5 million, has made 226 appearances for Liverpool across all competitions in which he has scored 22 goals and provided 16 assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Paul Gorst’s comments on Wijnaldum and his future with Liverpool…
With it recently being reported that the Dutchman has agreed a pre-contract deal with Spanish club Barcelona as Gorst mentioned in the podcast, this suggests that he is unlikely to sign a new deal with the Reds before his current contract expires.
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Moving forward, if Wijnaldum does end up leaving Anfield this summer, it will be interesting to see whether or not the club decides to bring in a new midfielder to replace him or allow one of their current midfielders to take his place in the team.