Time is ticking and Liverpool grow increasingly hopeful of keeping Gini Wijnaldum, according to reports. The Dutchman’s contract expires in June.
This comes from the Telegraph. They claim that Gini Wijnaldum continues to give Liverpool hope as more time passes without news.
Wijnaldum’s contract expires at the end of the season, allowing him to leave for nothing. There’s interest from other clubs, too – both Barcelona and Inter would like to sign him.
But despite being able to agree a pre-contract since January, there’s still nothing to report. For whatever reason, Wijnaldum seems unable to secure what he wants elsewhere.
Reports elsewhere may tells us what that reason is, though.
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Abendzeitung in Germany claim Wijnaldum’s people contacted Bayern Munich over a potential deal. The Bavarians rejected the proposal, however, citing the player’s age and excessive demands.
There’s also an offer on the table from Liverpool, per the Mirror. It’s been there for some time, though Wijnaldum clearly doesn’t like the deal.
That report says the Reds limit the amount they offer players over 30, however, suggesting the terms are quite low. Wijnaldum, it seems, wants a big payday.
What RTK has to say
We said just this morning that things were looking hopeful. It appears they continue to head in that direction.
We don’t blame Wijnaldum for wanting a big contract, of course. This is his final realistic chance at one, after all, now that he’s 30.
It just doesn’t look like he’s going to get it. Liverpool won’t offer it, certainly. Barcelona and Inter are at the very least hesitant.
Perhaps Wijnaldum needs to reassess what he wants, then. The massive new contract doesn’t appear to be happening and that leaves him with two options.
Does he want the biggest payday possible? Or does he want to remain with the club where he’s enjoyed the most success?
It’s not an easy decision at all and he’s running out of time to make it.