Club sources have dismissed the idea that Liverpool could bring Gini Wijnaldum back to Anfield this summer.
That’s according to the Liverpool Echo, who claim that ‘insiders’ have labelled the rumours of Liverpool re-signing Wijnaldum as ‘nonsense.’
They also claim that the same sources have ‘insisted’ that incoming business is done for the summer window.
Liverpool reportedly feel they have signed ‘exactly what they needed’ ahead of the new season. It’s claimed that this stance won’t be altered by any potential departures.
No Anfield return for Wijnaldum
It’s only a year since Wijnaldum left Liverpool for PSG. Since then, there have been two transfer windows. In both of those window’s we’ve now seen reports linking the 31-year-old back to his old club.
That says much about Gini’s unfortunate struggles since joining the team from the French capital. However, it also points to the fact that Liverpool are still yet to properly replace him.
Could Wijnaldum be the long-awaited Wijnaldum replacement? The short answer is no, absolutely not.
Liverpool have been here before with influential ex-players. For years, Reds fans expected a ‘Coutinho replacement’ that never came, with the man himself claimed to be the solution on numerous ocassions.
That never came to pass because it simply isn’t the way Liverpool do business.
There’s a strong argument that Liverpool do need an extra midfielder for the new season. It could be that The Reds’ united front that ‘business is done’ is merely a smokescreen in an attempt to put pressure on a selling club.
If that is the case and Liverpool do have their eyes on an addition in the middle of the park, one thing’s for sure: it won’t be Wijnaldum.