‘Sensational’ star offered to Mourinho after Klopp issues Liverpool decision
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‘Sensational’ star offered to Mourinho after Klopp issues Liverpool decision

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Intermediaries have now offered Jose Mourinho at Roma the chance to sign Georginio Wijnaldum a year after he quit Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp ruling out a possible return from Paris Saint-Germain.

That’s according to Il Messaggero, who note Mourinho is pushing to take Paulo Dybala to the Stadio Olimpico. But the Giallorossi’s attempt to sign the Argentine as a free agent after leaving Juventus in June are yet to pay dividends. Roma are also struggling to conclude negotiations for Davide Frattesi.

Roma are locked in talks with Sassuolo over a move to sign Frattesi to strengthen Mourinho’s engine room this summer. But the Serie A side’s best offer so far stood at €15m (£12.75m) along with youth ace Cristian Volpato, who they value at around €3-4m (£2.5-3.5m). But Sassuolo want €32m (£27m).

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Wijnaldum offered to Roma a year after quitting Liverpool for PSG

So, with Roma struggling to sign their desired midfield targets, intermediaries have offered a deal for Wijnaldum to leave Paris Saint-Germain. However, the Ligue 1 giants handed the Dutchman a €10m-a-year (£163.5k-a/w) contract to join as a free agent last summer after he walked out on Liverpool.

So, even with the growth decree in Italy that gives players arriving from abroad a massive tax break, Roma would struggle to afford Wijnaldum. A possible snub by Mourinho’s team risks leaving the 31-year-old in Limbo, as L’Equipe also report that Paris Saint-Germain have transfer-listed Wijnaldum.

A return to Liverpool is also not on the table for Wijnaldum amid the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder being offered to Roma. The Liverpool Echo report that Klopp has ruled out the Dutchman re-joining the Reds this summer, as the German is confident in the midfield options that he has available now.

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Klopp rules out Anfield return for Wijnaldum amid uncertain PSG future

Klopp was a huge believer in Wijnaldum’s talents during their time together at Anfield. He hailed the Merseyside natives’ £25m signing from Newcastle United in 2016 as a ‘sensational’ player, via Sky Sports. Wijnaldum also featured in all 38 of the Reds’ Premier League games in the 2020/21 season.

His transfer to Paris did not result in Wijnaldum becoming an instant success story under Mauricio Pochettino, though. The 86-cap international only started 18 of his 31 Ligue 1 appearances, and is now seemingly facing an uncertain future following the appointment of Christophe Galtier as head coach .

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