As things stand, Georginio Wijnaldum is set to leave Liverpool when his contract expires next summer, according to James Pearce of The Athletic.
The initial talks between the player and the club over a new deal broke down last season with Liverpool unwilling to offer a very lucrative contract to a player turning 30 next year, while Wijnaldum believes his undoubtable importance to Jurgen Klopp’s team should be reflected on paper.
With things where they are at the moment, the versatile midfielder will be allowed to talk to clubs outside England from the turn of the year, and even sign a pre-contract if he wants.
The Dutch international certainly wouldn’t be the first player to leave Anfield on a free transfer in the Klopp era, though he would certainly be the most important one; far more so than the likes of Alberto Moreno, Daniel Sturridge or Adam Lallana. Wijnaldum, heavily linked with Barcelona over the summer, spoke to Klopp earlier this season and confirmed he remains fully focused on the team this term, and the relationship between the two is good.
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