Georginio Wijnaldum will leave Liverpool at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mirror.
Barcelona’s interest has been no secret and the opportunity to join the five-times Champions League winners seems too good to resist.
Wijnaldum famously grabbed a brace in Liverpool’s remarkable comeback over his potential suitors in the Champions League semi-final in 2019.
Recent reports suggest that he will turn down Liverpool’s latest contract and fulfil a dream of playing at Camp Nou.
A move which will see him join Barcelona and reunite with former-Red Philippe Coutinho, who signed for a club record fee (€160million) in January 2018.
He made 33 appearances under Ronald Koeman during the Dutchman’s spell in charge of the Holland national team.
This relationship has seemed to have influenced the midfielder decision.
There has been no official statement from the club or Wijnaldum’s representatives confirming the news.
Beginning his career at Feyenoord he made his debut for the 15-time Eredivisie winners at the age of 16 and 148 days, becoming the Dutch sides youngest ever player – a record he still holds today.Embed from Getty Images
Following a successful period with his boyhood club, he made the switch to rivals PSV Eindhoven. Shortly after he then earned his move to the Premier League and joined Newcastle.
Spending just one season at St James’ Park earned him a move to Anfield.
Since signing from Newcastle United for a fee of £24.75million, he has made 209 (180 starts) appearances in all competitions for the Reds and won the Champions League and the Premier League.
However, the on-going saga has lead to reports linking Liverpool with replacements, including Yves Bissouma.
Written by Stephen Killen (@SteKillenBL).