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Liverpool and Arsenal ponder move for €5m wing wonder

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Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Feyenoord youngster Georginio Wijnaldum.

The 20-year-old's reputation continues to grow in the Eredivisie - as does the list of suitors chasing his signature - and it seems only a matter of time before he leaves Holland.

Wijnaldum is also being tracked by AC Milan, who are reportedly prepared to enter into a bidding war with Liverpool and Arsenal when the transfer window reopens.

Liverpool and Arsenal have both been linked with the winger for some time and, according to napolisport.net, they remain interested in sealing a deal for the €5 million-rated starlet.

The Holland under 21 international is considered by many to be a 'rough diamond' - desperate to be developed into a superstar under the right tutelage; something he could achieve at Liverpool or Arsenal.

Kenny Dalglish has already demonstrated the influence he can have over his players, with the confidence instilled in the Liverpool squad the driving force behind their ascent of the Barclays Premier League table.




 

Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt could also prove to be a key figure in the quest to bring Wijnaldum to Anfield, with the former serving as a mentor to the latter during his time at Feyenoord.

"Dirk Kuyt is my role model. He left Feyenoord when he was the best, I am not that far," Wijnaldum was reported as saying by Goal.com.

However, should Arsenal decide to enter the race for the Dutchman, then they will no doubt be confident they can convince him to chose a move to London over one to Liverpool.

Arsenal have a nigh on impeccable record of developing young talent, and a switch to the Emirates Stadium is thought to have crossed the mind of Wijnaldum.

Arsene Wenger is renowned for his ability to persuade the cream of teenage talent to join the Gunners - with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott testament to the philosophy of the Arsenal boss when it comes to young players.

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