The Catalan sport media won’t give up on the transfer saga involving Georginio Wijnaldum and Thiago Alcantara, despite it genuinely feeling that not a lot is going on.
Monday’s edition of Sport states Wijnaldum is ‘one step away’ from becoming a Barcelona player. Ronald Koeman quickly identified his compatriot as a target, and it’s been insisted he wants to take him from Liverpool to the Camp Nou.
The midfielder’s contract situation makes a move easier, given he now has left than a year to run on his current deal.
A transfer fee is not thought to be a barrier to the move, with the Reds unable to ask for too much, given the prospect of losing Wijnaldum as a free agent in the not too distant future.
There’s a confidence from the Catalan newspaper, yet the lack of detail still makes this whole saga seem wishy-washy.