Report: Liverpool may not be prepared to offer Wijnaldum a new contract
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Report: Liverpool may not be prepared to offer Wijnaldum a new contract

According to reports from The Telegraph, Georginio Wijnaldum could follow a recent trend at Liverpool and could depart the club for nothing.

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – AUGUST 25: Zlatko Junuzovic of Salzburg passes a ball attacked by Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool during the friendly match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and FC Liverpool at Red Bull Arena on August 25, 2020 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Michael Molzar/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

Wijnaldum, 29, has recently entered into the final year of his Liverpool contract and there is growing speculation that the Dutchman could be set to end a four-year spell on Merseyside.

While there are no indications that Wijnaldum’s Anfield days are over yet, equally there is nothing to suggest a significant bid for the Liverpool midfielder would not be tempting to accept.

He will be free to begin talks and sign a pre-contract agreement with another club from January meaning he could leave the club on a Bosman free transfer in 2o21 – following a similar trend to that of Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge in 2018 and 2019 respectivley.

The report also claims that as things stand, Wijnaldum has a year left on his contract and he will not be offered another.

Despite a potential exit on the cards for Wijnaldum, the former Newcastle United star remains integral to Klopp’s plans for next season and there are no growing concerns among player and manager.

Wijnaldum has been arguably the club’s most consistent midfielder since signing from St James’ Park in 2016 for a fee of £25 million [BBC].

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – AUGUST 19: (THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool during a training session on August 19, 2020 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

This is exactly why Liverpool are keeping their cards close to the chest as the club want to be as respectful as possible when discussing the future of one of their most inspirational figures.

While Manchester City are off ploting their title revenge by looking at hiring the best player in the history of football, Liverpool are determined to stick to their key principles that saw the club reinstated as the country’s leading footballing force.

Even in the midst of uncertainty, there is no fearing that Wijnaldum and Liverpool’s immediate focus will solely be on the club’s Premier League title defence next season.

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