In the modern world of football, the transfer season lasts year-round. While the literal transfers of players take place in the summer and winter windows, rumors, speculation and even concrete agreements can happen any time.
According to the football transfer rumours in British and Spanish media, Barcelona are considering a move for Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
The 29-year-old has been at the Premier League club for four seasons, having joined the side from Newcastle United in 2016. The Netherlands international’s current deal expires in 2021.
The 29-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Netherlands.
Wijnaldum has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 15 goals in 61 senior appearances for the Netherlands national team.
Given that his contract is expiring in 9 months and he has not yet signed an extension, the rumors have only heated up in recent weeks.
Barcelona are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 29-year-old as potential transfer target.
Ronald Koeman is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.
Georginio Wijnaldum has the talent to play many roles in midfield. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Liverpool are looking to offload Georginio Wijnaldum in January, with a move to Barcelona looking increasingly likely. Wijnaldum was heavily linked with a move to Barca this summer, but the interest never got “serious”, according to the player. That’s despite Ronald Koeman confirming his fellow Dutchman was on a list of targets. “It is true he was on my list,” said Koeman to NOS, via Marca. Wijnaldum though opted to stay, despite the arrival of Thiago Alcantara. However, with Wijnaldum’s deal due to expire in June, Mundo Deportivo state a January move to Barcelona is looking ‘increasingly likely’. The newspaper states Liverpool plan to ‘sell fast’ and for ‘cheap’ when the winter window opens in order to avoid losing him for free.”
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A club with Barcelona’s resources should be able to afford him easily.
Good signing for Barcelona?
The La Liga side need to add more depth to their midfield and the 29-year-old would be a good signing.
Georginio Wijnaldum is vastly experienced, is a dependable figure, and would add depth to the Barcelona squad.
The 29-year-old could be a good fit for Koeman’s Barcelona.
How strong that interest is and whether Barcelona will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.