There are various reports, including one in the Shields Gazette, that things seem to be moving quickly with the potential move of Gini Wijnaldum to Liverpool.
Newcastle value Gini at around £27M and if Liverpool are willing to come close to that figure, it could explain the many reports that are emerging coming out reporting he could soon be traveling to Liverpool for his medical and to finalize the move.
Gini Wijnaldum – could be on his way to Liverpool
Maybe Rafa can make a deal whereby we get a cash plus players deal and take one or two of Liverpool’s promising players – maybe even the Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva – who Rafa signed when he was the Liverpool manager back in 2007.
But that may be difficult to do for some of the younger players with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp probably requesting buy-back clauses – which would be no good for Newcastle.
It seems that Wijnaldum would welcome a move to the Reds, but he would have a fight on his hands for a starting place if he did make the move.
But if he is to move it’s best that it be done early in the summer, so Rafa Benitez can ensure we have adequate replacements brought in.
Tottenham ands Everton are also interested in Wijnaldum so hopefully the three clubs can get into a bidding war for the 25 year-old Dutch International.
That would be very good …. for Newcastle.
Rafa has always said its possible some players will be sold this summer if the club receives huge offers for them, but financially Newcastle don’t need to sell any players this summer.
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