There was good news last night that Newcastle were getting close to a deal for PSV and Dutch International midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, but there are reports linked with that today about Newcastle then b eing able to allow Moussa Sissoko to leave – maybe for Liverpool.
Liverpool are said to need another midfielder and Sissoko has power and speed, and could be the player to replace Steven Gerrard, who’s now training with the LA Galaxy.
Moussa Sissoko in action against West Ham
Newcastle shouldn’t let Moussa Sissoko join anybody this summer, and if Georginio Wijnaldum is simply a replacement for him, then that is not a step forward.
Newcastle need up to six new players brought in, and if we are going to improve the squad, they have to add to the existing playing staff – so we have good players we couldn’t call on last season.
It may just be paper talk, but we assume Georginio is not simply a replacement for Sissoko.
The good news this morning is that after the Mirror reported the news late last night the local Newcastle papers are running the story.
So presumably there’s nothing they know that would say the deal is not possible – with a Mirror source close to PSV saying a deal is close for the player to move to a “prestigious Premier League club”
Wijnaldum had talked earlier this summer about possibly joining a Premier League club this summer:
“I speak with Leroy Fer and Tim Krul about England a lot. Tim has been in England since he was 17. He only says good things about England and living in Newcastle.”
“You have better players and teams in England and for myself it is better to play in a better league against better players.”
Hopefully Tim Krul and Daryl Janmaat will have helped to sell Newcastle United to Georginio over the summer, while they were together in the Holland squad.