AS Roma have been credited with interest in Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum, who reportedly has ‘infinite offers‘ ahead of the summer transfer window.
That’s according to reliable Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, who claim the Netherlands international’s contract demands are proving problematic for numerous clubs.
Wijnaldum’s representatives are said to be asking for a three-year deal with wages of around £3.5 million per year.
Gazzetta’s report goes on to claim Inter Milan, PSG, Chelsea and Barcelona are also interested in the Liverpool star, who looks set to depart Anfield when his contract expires next month.
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Acting as the Reds’ captain for much of this season, in the absence of Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk, losing Wijnaldum would come as a significant blow to Jurgen Klopp and his backroom staff.
Liverpool’s ever-present No.5 has been a key member of the German’s squad over the last five years, but the recent signing of Thiago Alcantara could ease the transition.
Without Wijnaldum, Liverpool’s starting midfield picks itself, with Fabinho acting as the anchor in a trio with Henderson and Thiago.
He may have an infinite number of offers, but none of are as good as the one Liverpool offered last season. Gini needs to swallow his pride and get his agent to agree a deal to stay at Anfield. The fans love what he does and he is a major part of the heartbeat of the side.
We are all tired of this. I rate Gini very highly he served us well, stayed fit and available always.
However, he is likely to start declining if not next year than definitely the one after so to overpay for him is crazy. Glad Pool is not budging. Also he is no world beater to break the bank and pay structure for.
We can find a strong player in his prime to be eased into the side. The starting trio will be Hendo-Thiago-Fab so what we need is strong back up options to give these three a rest and cover for injuries and such. We need to sell immediately Ox and Keita, while Gini is leaving two replace them with two young and promising physically dominant players who can be our future backbone in 2-3 years. We still have Milner as a valuable back up and Jones who showed a lot of promise.
What is most important is to bring in a top striker to help alleviate the pressure on front three to score goals and cover when both Salah and Mane will be at African games in Jan… plus, two solid CBs and we can release Williams, possibly even sell Matip. Also sell all the loanees who will not make our squad except the youngster winger who is a special talent.