If we are to keep Georginio Wijnaldum this summer, always assuming we can stay in the Premier League, then there are a couple of things Newcastle can do to make that happen.
The first one is to make him the captain for next season and certainly both on and off the field he plays and acts like a leader and a captain.
It was no surprise he was the PSV captain in their title winning season last term in the Eredivisie.
Georginio Wijnaldum – make him the captain next season
Newcastle have so far signed Jonjo Shelvey, Henri Saivet and Andros Townsend in the transfer window for around £29M, but we still need to sign a striker as a top priority and a left-back to shore up our weak defense before tomorrow night – at least.
Gini was asked to comment on the new arrivals by the Chronicle and this is how he responded:
“We will see. I think as a group and players we don’t think much about transfers.”
“We don’t control transfers. We can only control the performances on-the-field so we must keep ourselves busy with that. Then we’ll see what happens.”
“It is something for the directors and the head coach.” “As players, we must keep the focus on the field and not outside. We can’t control who is coming and who is leaving. It’s better to focus on football.”
And what is the second thing we could do to keep Gini at Newcastle?
Sign his pal at PSV – 21 year-old Dutch International left-back Jetro Willems – who has just returned from a his knee injury and is back playing again for PSV.
Those comments from Gini are a real professional footballer´s response to that question and as usual Wijnaldum is concentrating on what he and his team mates can do to extricate the club from the serious and embarrassing position we are in at the moment.
While Newcastle seem to have done well in the window, other clubs both below us and above us in the league have also strengthened and it will take at least 40 points this season to be safe.
If we can survive in the Premier League for the second season running, we should immediately take action to keep Georginio Wijnaldum at the club and build the team around him.