It looks like Liverpool will wrap up a deal to sign Georginio Wijnaldum in the next 24 hours.
All the respected Liverpool journalists, such as Chris Bascombe, Paul Joyce and James Pearce are adamant that a deal is now all but done, with the clubs agreeing a £25m fee.
LFC have agreed £25m fee for Wijnaldum
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) July 21, 2016
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) July 21, 2016
Liverpool agree fee for Georginio Wijnaldum. Fee will reach £25m with add ons. Player set for medical and join Liverpool in USA tour
— paul joyce (@pjoyceexpress) July 21, 2016
Liverpool’s squad have already flown off to America for the pre-season tour, but the Dutch midfielder is expected to fly out and undergo a medical stateside – before the club officially announce his transfer.
Wijnaldum will become the 6th most expensive signing in Liverpool’s history, behind Andy Carroll, Sadio Mane, Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana.
Just as a new central midfielder is set to arrive, Joe Allen is sadly departing. Liverpool agreed a £13m fee with Stoke City for his services last night (via BBC) and is expected to join the likes of Martin Skrtel, Jordon Ibe and Sergi Canos in departing the club this summer.