Georginio Wijnaldum has reportedly chosen to go away Liverpool on the finish of the season to affix Barcelona.
The midfielder’s future has been an enormous speaking level this season together with his Anfield contract set to run out in June.
The 30-year-old Netherlands worldwide not too long ago mentioned he’d be ‘devastated’ to go away Liverpool, whereas supervisor Jurgen Klopp insisted he’d like Wijnaldum, who he says has been the membership’s most constant participant this season, to remain.
“I’m fairly proud of Gini. You possibly can see that if you see a lot of the line-ups. He at all times performed good, that’s why he performed so many video games,” Klopp mentioned earlier this season.
“And he has performed loads of positions; completely different positions.”
Nonetheless, the Sunday Instances says the participant has agreed a pre-contract take care of Barca, which can make him the primary signing of Joan Laporta’s second spell as president of the membership.
Wijnaldum is known to have been a precedence goal of compatriot Ronald Koeman, who has been Barcelona head coach since final August.
Barca’s monetary issues put them off chasing Wijnaldum final summer time however the truth he’s quickly to be a free agent makes his acquisition much more interesting.
Wijnaldum joined Liverpool from Newcastle in 2016 for £25million and has performed an enormous function in serving to the Reds change into Premier League champions final season and European champions the season earlier than.
The Wijnaldum efficiency Liverpool followers will at all times keep in mind was really towards Barcelona, the place the Reds extremely circled a 3-Zero deficit to get the higher of the LaLiga giants within the Champions League semi-finals in 2018/19.
He was benched for the second leg at Anfield however was introduced on at half time and levelled the tie eleven minutes into the second half with two quickfire objectives.