At this moment in time, if we were to put money on it, we’d gamble Gini Wijnaldum stays at Liverpool and Thiago stays at Bayern Munich!
But lots can change and no doubt will in the final month of the transfer window.
According to Tobi Altschaffl, who is a reporter for Bild, new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is desperate for Wijnaldum, who played for him in the Netherlands national team, to sign – but the Barca board are more keen to bring Thiago back from Germany after he exited Camp Nou seven years ago.
UPDATE: FC Barcelona wants Thiago, Koeman wants Wijnaldum.
Barça put pressure on Koeman to change his mind: there has already been contact between Barcelona and the player environment. The question is who fulfills the transfer requirements of #fcbayern: Barça or #LFC? #thiago
— Tobi Altschäffl (@altobelli13) September 7, 2020
It sounds exactly like the kind of thing Barcelona’s hierarchy would do – in fairness – immediately undermining their new manager!
So it wouldn’t surprise us one bit if this was true.
There’s been a lot of discussion about Liverpool selling Gini for £15m, but James Pearce rubbished this suggestion last night.
We’re pretty sure Wijnaldum will start the campaign in Klopp’s midfield.