Georginio Wijnaldum has rejected a new contract to stay at Liverpool despite having one to one conversations with manager Jurgen Klopp. Wijnadlum has been linked with a move away from Anfield during the summer with Barcelona chasing the 29 year old.
Rumours are that Wijnaldum is holding out for a contract that would see him stay at the club until 2024 however, Liverpool are uncertain that they want to offer the Dutch midfielder the contract with him turning 30 in November.
Klopp revealed earlier this month that he has held several meetings with the player to discuss his future. He said: “Since Gini is here, I think I have had five, six hundred talks with him so that is always the same, nothing else to say about that. Of course I’ve spoken to him since he came back from international duty. Yes it is absolutely fine about the future.”
“I can’t speak about the future in a few years but it is all fine for the moment. You know the situation. Between, me, Gini and the club everything is completely fine – apart from anything to announce to you. But that is more your problem than ours because we are completely fine about the situation.”
Wijnaldum played a huge part in both the Champions League and Premier League wins for Liverpool respectively and has been a key part of Klopp’s midfield since arriving from Newcastle. He is wanted by former Netherlands and new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman, who is also trying to lure fellow Dutch striker Memphis Depay to the club from Lyon.
With Thiago arriving from Bayern Munich, the Dutch midfielders place in the starting eleven looks to be up for competition but with him only having 9 months left on his current deal, Wijnaldum is avaliable to talk to other clubs when the January transfer window arrives. If Liverpool don’t agree a new contract or agree a transfer before October 5th, transfer deadline day, then they could see the Dutch midfielder leaving on a free transfer.