Gini Wijnaldum of Liverpool is eager on joining forces with Ronald Koeman at Barcelona after rejecting a contract renewal offer.
Since Ronald Koeman was appointed as the manager of Barcelona last year, the Dutchman has kept close tabs on Memphis Depay of Olympique Lyon and Gini Wijnaldum of Liverpool. Both these players were termed as priority signings by the Dutch manager, however, due to the financial hardship that Barca currently faces these signings have not yet gone through.
A report from Todo Fichajes now states that Gini Wijnaldum is still keen on completing a transfer to the Camp Nou. The 30-year-old Dutch midfielder has reportedly rejected a contract renewal offer from Liverpool as he plans on joining forces with Ronald Koeman next season on a free transfer.
With Sergio Busquets on the decline, Koeman wants Wijnaldum at Barca to make use of his explosive box to box ability to support the attack and the defence. Despite being 30-years-old, the Dutch midfielder has lungs of steel that facilitates his sheer explosiveness along with the ability to relentlessly press the opposition.
Liverpool are aware of Wijnaldum’s interests and have already found the perfect replacement for their midifelder. The 2019/20 Premier League champions have planned on approaching Leandro Paredes of Paris Saint-Germain. Paredes faces an uncertain future at the Parc des Princes as Mauricio Pochettino does not plan on including the Argentine in his first-team plans.
It seems like Jurgen Klopp and Ronald Koeman have got it all worked out. The Catalan manager requires a physically strong midfielder in his set-up to press opponents and can sign Wijnaldum on a free transfer next summer. Meanwhile, Klopp can replace his veteran midfielder in Leandro Paredes who has shown immense signs of promise last season. This transfer domino between Barcelona, Liverpool, and Paris Saint-Germain seems to benefit all the three parties involved.