The Daily Star today are linking Newcastle with PSV’s Georginio Wijnaldum.
Georginio Wijnaldum – 21 year-old PSV central midfielder
The 21 year-old has already played twice for the full Holland side, and he is currently one of the outstanding young talents in Holland, but we have no idea if there’s any truth in this story – but we hope it’s true.
The Rotterdam-born player started his football career back in 2006 with Feyenoord, but he joined PSV last July, for an undisclosed fee, and he played for all of the Holland Youth sides.
Newcastle seem to be after a number of attacking central midfielders right now, which is why we think Danny Guthrie could be leaving the club in the summer, when his four year contract runs out, and he becomes a free agent in June.
The 21 year-old, who was an outstanding youngster, stands 5’10” tall, and has played 25 times for PSV this season with 11 goals.
While he was at Feyenoord, he made his debut in April of 2007 when only 16 years old, and he eventually played 131 times with 25 goals for the top Dutch side.
He made his full Holland debut last year, in the match against San Marino on September 2nd, when he was a 86th minute substitute, and would you believe it, he scored his first international goal in the 90th minute.
This lads seems to be a very a good attacking midfielder who can score goals and maybe Newcastle will bring in two PSV players this summer – Pieters and Wijnaldum.
But he is rated at around £8M, and it could be even more, so we don’t know if that would be too much for Newcastle, but perhaps not, with the improved financial status at Newcastle these days.
Wijnaldum would be a great buy for Newcastle, and he appears to be a top quality player at just 21, but Arsenal and some other top clubs are also said to be interested in him.
What do you think?