Georginio Wijnaldum has emerged as a target for top European clubs as he has just four months left on his contract at Liverpool.
Barcelona have long been after him and Le Parisien reported on Thursday the midfielder ‘strongly interests’ Paris Saint-Germain.
Apart from these two clubs, the 30-year-old is also on the agenda of AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan. That’s according to AS.
It’s claimed Wijnaldum is at ‘crossroads’ as his future ‘remains one of the great unknowns’ between now and end of the season.
The Netherlands international wants to continue at Anfield, but ‘not at any cost’. The Merseyside club, on the other hand, may not be in a position to propose what other clubs are ready to offer. Time is running out for the Reds to retain the player beyond this term.
As per the report, the ex-Newcastle United man has a renewal offer from Liverpool for three years, which includes a ‘substantial pay rise’.
The Dutchman doesn’t want to commit right away and wants to ‘wait and listen to other offers’. According to AS, he has options to join Barcelona or move to Italy.
Ronald Koeman knows his compatriot very well and a move to the Camp Nou will see Wijnaldum reunite with his former manager.
A decision on whether or not to join them will be taken after the Catalan club elects its new president in March. The Serie A sides can provide tough competition to both Barca and Liverpool.
AS add the midfielder is a ‘life insurance’ for Jürgen Klopp as he has become an ‘essential’ player at Liverpool. Wijnaldum ‘heroically’ stands up as a ‘cornerstone’ of his side’s midfield, especially when the English champions are plagued with numerous injuries.
It’s ‘bad news’ for Liverpool that one of their ‘pillars’ has the possibility to leave the club as a free agent in the next market.
It remains to be seen whether or not Klopp and his side can convince Wijnaldum to sign a new deal at Anfield.