Liverpool have pulled off some bargain signings during the Jürgen Klopp reign. Michael Edwards has helped secure top talents at budget prices with the gaffer turning them into global superstars. One such buy could find himself heading for the exit door at the end of the season – Gini Wijnaldum has refused to rule out a Liverpool exit.
The Reds signed Wijnaldum from Newcastle for £25m in 2016.
The Dutchman had just been relegated with the Magpies, Liverpool swooped in to rescue the standout star from the Championship.
Since playing under Jürgen Klopp, Gini has gone from relegated, goal scoring attacking midfielder to Ballon d’Or shortlisted box to box man.
The 29-year-old is a firm fan favourite due to his work rate and knack for scoring big goals in big games – he netted two in our comeback against Barcelona.
With just 18 months left on his Anfield contract, there have been suggestions that The Reds may look to cash in on the Dutchman over the summer.
When asked about his future by Sky Sports, Wijnaldum refused to rule out a Liverpool exit, saying:
“What would I like? It is difficult to say. It depends on what the club wants and how the situation is at that time. We will see.”
Although when asked if it would be a tough decision leaving Anfield, the Dutchman replied, “Yes, it’s like home.”
What RTK has to say
Wijnaldum leaving Liverpool seems highly unlikely.
The Dutchman will probably only leave the club if we receive an offer too good to turn down.
He is a firm favourite with the fans and coaching staff, his work rate on the pitch is key to implementing Klopp’s philosophy.
Fingers crossed we nail the midfielder down to a new contract and keep him at the club for his prime years, he seems to be getting better and better – now isn’t the time to let him go.