Liverpool sign Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle – reports

Georginio Wijnaldum with the match ball after scoring four goals against Norwich City
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Liverpool have signed Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United for £25 million.

Sky Sports announced the Dutchman’s signing on Merseyside. In possibly the most straight forward transfer in the history of the club Wijnaldum becomes the club’s second signing of the day.

Jürgen Klopp’s summer recruitment has been highly impressive with Loris Karius, Jöel Matip, Marko Grujic and Sadio Mané have already made their Liverpool debuts.

The Dutchman is a fine catch and while it is difficult to predict where he will start Dan Nalton from This is Anfield is probably spot on with this prediction:

‘Just as Roberto Firmino’s best position is somewhere between an attacking midfielder and a No. 9, Wijnaldum’s is somewhere between central midfield and No. 10.

In Klopp’s previously preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, this could see him play either as the actual No. 10 in the middle of the three, or as one of the midfield two, with the latter seeming the most likely.’

Wijnaldum has signed a 5 year contract, keeping him at Liverpool until 2021. Liverpool’s attack this season promises to be highly exciting with huge amounts of depth.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.


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