Liverpool midfielder Georgino Wijnaldum might have to attend till Barcelona can offload Miralem Pjanic earlier than he is ready to formally seal his anticipated free switch to Camp Nou this summer season.
Wijnaldum is nearing the top of his Liverpool contract and has not agreed an extension with the Reds, that means he’ll depart Anfield as a free agent on the finish of June if issues don’t change.
The Netherlands worldwide has been a key a part of the profitable Liverpool facet that Jurgen Klopp has assembled in recent times, successful the Champions League, FIFA Membership World Cup and Premier League. Nonetheless, he has been linked with a swap to Barcelona for a while.
Curiosity from the Catalan membership final summer season by no means become a proper strategy, however 30-year-old Wijnaldum may now find yourself being among the best worth signings of 2021 and is already thought to have a pre-agreement in place together with his potential new membership.
Wijnaldum is eligible to formally negotiate with any abroad golf equipment as a result of he’s the final six months of his contract, with out the necessity for specific permission from Liverpool. As such, it thought that the Premier League had been really in the dead of night over his pre-agreement with Barcelona.
The participant himself has remained coy all through the saga on his future and his newest replace to Dutch media outlet NOS was that he nonetheless has ‘no information’, presumably, as a result of nothing is finalised.
SPORT claims that along with Wijnaldum, Barcelona have additionally pre-agreed free transfers for Manchester Metropolis defender Eric Garcia and Lyon ahead Memphis Depay. Garcia is anticipated to pen a five-year contract and Memphis will signal on for 3.
These offers seem like sorted already and don’t require concessions, resembling eradicating present gamers the wage invoice or creating room within the squad with out stifling rising children, to be made earlier than they will arrive at Camp Nou. Wijnaldum, nevertheless, could also be barely totally different.
SPORT notes that his wages are unlikely to be a problem even when nothing else modifications, however it’s stated that Wijnaldum nonetheless should anticipate the brand new hierarchy to completely okay his arrival. That may rely on an evaluation of the home-grown gamers in midfield and the viability of transferring Pjanic on.
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