So far this season, Wijnaldum has been a near ever-present figure in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team, with the midfielder missing just two games across all competitions for the Reds, as well as captaining the side on two occasions in the Premier League.
However, with the 30-year-old’s contract on Merseyside set to expire this summer, and with no agreement of an extension between the midfielder and in the club in place, all things point towards Wijnaldum’s exit from Liverpool this summer.
This was one topic of conversation on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, in which Romano provided an update on the latest developments regarding the contract situation of the Netherlands international.
He said: “There is still no agreement. The last proposal from Liverpool was at the start of December and there was no agreement with Wijnaldum. He’s going to decide with his family, he spoke about it yesterday in a press conference, he said, ‘I’ve still not decided – there are many factors that are key in this decision.’
“He is looking at other options, not only in the Premier League, but also in other countries – let’s see what happens. But at the moment, there is no agreement between Wijnaldum and Liverpool and when you arrive in March without an agreement – and they [have been] negotiating [for] one year because they started negotiations in February last year – it’s incredible.
“So, I think they will change something in midfield and with Wijnaldum, there is no agreement at the moment.”
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From Romano’s comments, it would indeed appear as if Wijnaldum is set to leave Anfield this summer, something that, considering how frequently the 30-year-old has been played this season, is likely to come as a huge blow to Klopp.
However, it is not only the manager who is set be disappointed with exit of the midfielder, as the Liverpool board will surely be concerned by the prospect of waving goodbye to a player who is currently valued at £36 million for nothing at the end of the season.
So, unless Liverpool can pull something out of the bag regarding Wijnaldum’s contract, and quickly, it would seem as if the midfielder will be on his way come July 1.