Georginio Wijnaldum Finally Agrees Terms With Barcelona Over Transfer
Georginio Wijnaldum has agreed on the terms of transfer with Barcelona from Liverpool.
Wijnaldum has been at the centre of speculation over a possible move to the Nou Camp after the midfielder entered the final year of his Liverpool deal.
New Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman is believed to be a fan of the 29-year-old, having worked with him during his time as the Dutch national boss.
Talks between Wijnaldum and Liverpool over a contract extension appear to have hit an impasse, although Reds manager Jurgen Klopp insisted last week he was relaxed about the situation.
And according to Diario Sport, Wijnaldum has now agreed terms with Barca over a move that will leave Liverpool needing reinforcements.
The Spanish publication claims Wijnaldum has agreed a three-year deal, with the Catalan club now negotiating a transfer fee with the Premier League champions expected to be in the region of £13million to £18m.
Barcelona have signed Miralem Pjanic, but Koeman needs more additions, with Arthur and Ivan Rakitić having departed to Juventus and Sevilla respectively, while Arturo Vidal also looks set to leave
Wijnaldum has been a key player for Liverpool since joining from Newcastle for £24m in 2016, having helped the Reds to last year’s Champions League success, the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup – and of course this year’s stunning Premier League title success.
But with no progress over a new contract for the Holland international, it might make sense for the Reds to cash in rather than lose him for nothing when his contract expires in a year’s time.
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