Georginio Wijnaldum to meet with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on his future upon return from international duties as Barcelona seek to rob the Dutchman from Anfield
- Jurgen Klopp looks to settle Georginio Wijnaldum future at Liverpool
- Ronald Koeman wants to sign veteran midfielder for Barcelona rebuild
- Wijnaldum will return to Liverpool soon to train after international service
Georginio Wijnaldum will meet Jurgen Klopp for talks upon his return to Liverpool for key talks on his future.
The Dutch midfielder is wanted by Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman and has entered the final 12 months of his contract with Anfield.
Wijnaldum has so far given no indication that he is ready to go and has continued with his business as usual.
Georginio Wijnaldum to discuss his future as Barcelona are interested in the midfielder
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is said to be happy to keep him, but a new deal has yet to be offered
Klopp is said to be happy for the 29-year-old to stay, but will discuss the situation with Wijnaldum face to face to work out a plan.
If Barcelona give Liverpool the chance to take advantage of Wijnaldum, it would pave the way for Liverpool to replace Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara.
However, the Catalans are also interested in a move for their ex-player, as their summer rebuild begins.
The Netherlands beat Poland 1-0 in their Nations League opener on Friday thanks to a late goal from Steven Bergwijn.
New Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman looks to rebuild the squad this summer
However, they lost 1-0 to Italy on Friday as Nicolo Barella found the net in added time for the first half.
Wijnaldum has scored 19 goals and provided 16 assists in 187 games for Liverpool since arriving from Newcastle in 2016.
He has played an important role in the squad but has yet to be offered a new deal and it is possible that he could leave before the transfer window closes as the club are reluctant to lose him in a free transfer at the end of his contract.