Benitez Could Negotiate Player Exchange Deal For Wijnaldum

Rafa Benitez could potentially do a deal with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for a player exchange deal for Gini Wijnaldum with cool cash as well as some players going to Newcastle in exchange for the 25 year-old Dutch International.

We had mentioned earlier today that Lucas Leiva could potentially end up at Newcastle, although there is news that he could be linked with a move to Galatasaray, who are reported ready to swoop for the 29 year-old defensive midfielder.


29 year-old Brazilian Lucas Leiva

Rafa brought Lucas to Liverpool in 2007 when he was the manager there.

The other player we could be linked with in a part exchange deal is Jon Flanagan, the 23 year-old full-back.

Flanagan was injured for the first half of last season, but came back in December and then found his opportunities in the first team limited.

He has been compared with former Brazilian captain and full-back Cafu, because of his speed, strength and determination on the ball and Cafu himself has said Jon “has everything required to be one of the best full-backs in the world”.

Flanagan has had a number of injuries since making his debt for his home town club in the Premier League against Manchester City at Anfield on 11th April 2011, when he was just 18.

There are also younger players Rafa could be interested in from the Reds and they include 18 year-old  Ovie Ejaria and 17 year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold, both very good midfielders but the chances of getting them from Jurgen Klopp as part of a deal seems slim at best.

But Newcastle need good players this summer and getting them in part exchange deals for Gini Wijnaldum and maybe for Moussa Sissoko, after he returns next week from his summer break, could be a good way of further strengthening the Newcastle squad.

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