Paris Saint-Germain would be prepared to sell former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum for €25m (£21m) this summer, according to reports.
The Dutchman is said to be unhappy with his lack of game time at the Parc des Princes and he could well be on the move just a year after leaving Anfield on a free transfer. Former Reds striker Stan Collymore has suggested that manager Jurgen Klopp may consider re-signing his former player:
“If I were Jurgen Klopp I’d chance my arm with a cheeky low-ball offer to try to get him back to Liverpool. He’s 32 in November, the same age as Jordan Henderson and four years younger than James Milner, and he’d be a great player for the youngsters at Anfield such as Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones to learn from, too. I’m not usually a fan of going back but if there’s a cheap deal to be done, my old club could still be getting a proper, top-level performer.”
Supporters on Twitter are rather more sceptical about the prospect of Wijnaldum returning to the club:
I’m not convinced we need him. We have pretty healthy cover in midfield with Jones, Henderson, Keita, Fabinho, Thiago, Ox, Elliot and Milner.
— Jim T (@JimThompsonTech) March 8, 2022
No. His boat has sailed. If there is room in the squad go for a younger player
— Patrick Makanza (@siyapanaka) March 8, 2022
I miss this guy but think we need to move on. 😊
— Suzyq. 🇨🇦 🏴🇬🇧 (@Suzyq2260) March 8, 2022
No way, he’s gone, move on
— csifoxy (@csfoxy) March 8, 2022
Have you seen CR7 return ! Move forward !
— Allie (@allistairperci1) March 8, 2022
At 30 we should not be thinking about this.
— Chimezie Okeke (@okekemezie1) March 8, 2022
He’s now expensive and we can’t afford him
— néłšøñ (@cobby_nelson) March 8, 2022
Not anymore. We’ve moved on sorry. Good luck with the rest of your career Gini.
— Liverpool FC Fan, HSA Member #RIP97 (@lfc19times) March 8, 2022
It’s simple – I doubt he would rejoin on the same money. He will join a lesser team for the money.
— Tweet(y)pie (@ikramu_ikramu) March 8, 2022
Wijnaldum’s wages and his age would suggest that a deal is a no-go. Other Premier League clubs could well be interested in the Netherlands international, though.
Arsenal were heavily linked at the end of last year, while Aston Villa have been mentioned as a potential suitor in recent days, with manager Steven Gerrard said to be keen on bringing the midfielder back to England. We shall see where the player ends up.