Liverpool’s 'next Thierry Henry' target coveted by EPL rivals

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Feyenoord winger Georginio Wijnaldum will become the subject of summer transfer battle between two north London rivals according to talkSPORT.

The highly rated Dutch dangerman, who has been dubbed the 'new Thierry Henry' has attracted plenty of interest from potential suitors after a series of scintillating performances in the Eredivisie this season.

Wijnaldum has scored eight goals so far this campaign and has also chipped in with a number of vital assists for Feyenoord this term, which has alerted the attention of both Arsenal and Tottenham.

The 20-year-old is widely regarded as one of the brightest young stars in Holland, and with his contract due to expire in June 2012, the Eredivisie side are coming to terms with the fact they will likely lose their rising star.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has developed a strong relationship with Feyenoord after previous transfer dealings, as well as a series of loan interactions between the two clubs.

For that reason, the Gunners are favourites to land Wijnaldum who could move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is also said to be interested in luring the versatile winger to White Hart Lane, and could provide competition for Wijnaldum's signature.

Newcastle United and Liverpool have also been previously linked with the heavily coveted star, with Reds manager Kenny Dalglish rumoured to have dispatched scouts to cast their eye over Wijnaldum.

A move to Anfield could still come to fruition with Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt a potentially key figure in engineering a deal having mentored Wijnaldum during the latter stages of his Feyenoord career.

It's likely that Wijnaldum will seek a move in the summer, but he will have to decide on where his future is best suited, whether it’s Liverpool, Arsenal or Tottenham still remains to be seen.

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