Liverpool don’t have much time left to resolve one of the most pressing issues facing the club: the Gini Wijnaldum contract situation. The Reds have until January to tie him down, he can speak to other clubs from the New Year. With the Dutchman looking certain to leave, Liverpool need to move for Eduardo Camavinga sooner rather than later.
Gini Wijnaldum contract
How much longer can we pretend that we’re going to keep ahold of Gini?
This season the Dutchman entered the final year of his contract at Anfield.
Over the summer there were numerous links between Barcelona and Wijnaldum.
When Ronald Koeman took over at the Camp Nou, many put two and two together. The coach was quick to confirm his interest and there were reports that he had made Gini a ‘non-negotiable priority’.
Given the lack of progress over a new contract for the midfielder and the tempation of linking up with his old boss from the national team, Gini leaving Anfield looks inevitable.
Liverpool should sign Eduardo Camavinga
Given the seemingly certain departure of Gini Wijnaldum, Liverpool should sign Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes.
The 18-year-old midfielder has been breaking all sorts of records since bursting onto the scene in France – he recently become the youngest scorer for his country in over a century.
He already has 46 appearances for the Rennes first team, despite only turning 18-years-old this month.
In March, Sport linked Liverpool with a £46m move for Eduardo Camavinga with Real Madrid also cited as an interested party.
Given the player’s youth and potential, £46m seems like a snip.
Whilst the youngster plays primarily as a more defensive minded player, he is young enough to be moulded in Jürgen Klopp’s image.
The teenager could be adapted into just what the gaffer needs, much like Gini was himself.
He would be the ideal replacement for Wijnaldum – the Frenchman has well over a decade ahead of him in the game, now is the time to snap him up before another European giant does.