Wijnaldum set to join Barcelona in free transfer after agent flirts with Bayern

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Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is set to sign for La Liga giants Barcelona on a free transfer this summer.

That’s according to Sky Sports journalist Matteo Moretto, with both Fabrizio Romano and Christian Falk co-signing the claim.

Earlier this morning, it was reported Wijnaldum’s representatives were advancing talks with Bayern Munich – but that suggestion now seems wide of the mark.

BILD writer Falk, who is known to have excellent sources within the Bavarian club, has hinted it may have been a tactical move by the midfielder’s agent to get better terms and a get the signing over the line quickly.

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Gini Wijnaldum made his final appearance for Liverpool against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon

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Barcelona have a long-standing interest in Wijnaldum, with manager Ronald Koeman coming out and admitting he wanted to sign the Netherlands international last summer.

In a very snappy line, the Barcelona boss said “It is true, he was on my list,” when asked about his interest in Gini after the transfer window closed – as per a report from NOS, via Marca.

It now seems Koeman will finally get his man, albeit a year older…

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  1. I just pray it didn’t end up like Coutinho I don’t know what is wrong with Superstars this guy is adored by Liverpool fc, what actually is the problem?

  2. Oddly enough Gini still didn’t get the 4 year deal he was after. It was why he had the hump with Liverpool.

    What he should have (could still do), is, if Barca/Bayern won’t agree to 4 years ask for a two year deal. Play a blinder next season and they will be back at you desperate extend.

    I should have been your agent 😂

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