Georginio Wijnaldum ‘will leave Liverpool for Barcelona for a free transfer this summer as the star has already reached a pre-contract deal’ after being heavily linked with the La Liga giants last year
- Georginio Wijnaldum reportedly decided to leave Liverpool this summer
- Sunday Times claim the midfielder has a pre-contract with Barcelona
- It would be a free transfer with the player’s contract expiring in the summer
Georginio Wijnaldum has reportedly decided to leave Liverpool at the end of the season to join Barcelona.
The Sunday Times claims the Dutchman has already made a pre-contract deal to become the first signing of Joan Laporta’s second term as president.
The player’s current contract expires this summer, so it would be a free transfer.
Georginio Wijnaldum reportedly decided to leave Liverpool at the end of the season
Reinforcements in the midfield are a priority for Ronald Koeman, with the club having their hands tied in the window last summer due to financial woes.
The move is also seen as a vote of confidence in Koeman, whose team is regaining form after a difficult first half of the season.
“I would be happy if he stayed here,” Klopp said earlier this season. “I’m pretty happy with Gini. You can see this when you see most of the alignments. He always played well, which is why he played so many games. And he played a lot of positions; different positions.
The Sunday Times claims the Dutchman has already reached a pre-contract deal
Wijnaldum recently opened up about his love of playing for Liverpool.
When asked if it would be difficult to leave the midfield, he said: “Really difficult. If that happens, you would be leaving a team that you really love. A team with which you have shared many years together, a team where you really feel at ease. It would be difficult but, on the other side, you would know why you have to leave.
“It always depends on the situation but I would be devastated [if] I haven’t played with this team anymore, that’s for sure, ”he said.