Liverpool star makes big decision over future as talks continue

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Georginio Wijnaldum’s contractual situation at Liverpool remains a source of debate.

The Netherlands international has a deal that expires at the end of the season but he remains firmly in Jurgen Klopp’s plans.

Wijnaldum has made 23 appearances in all competitions, playing a part in every single Premier League game.

He scored in the 4-0 win over Wolves and talks are continuing over potentially extending his stay at Anfield.

The 30-year-old has been heavily linked with a potential move to Barcelona but it remains to be seen if Ronald Koeman’s side have the financial capability to bring him in, whether it is a free transfer or not.

Still, 90min reports that Wijnaldum wants to stay at Anfield and is hoping to thrash out the terms of a new deal. He has delayed making a decision over the offer as he looks to negotiate improved terms.

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The Dutchman can potentially discuss a move to a foreign club this month but he would prefer to remain in Merseyside.

The midfielder wants a contract that reflects his status at Anfield, but there is said to be doubt at Liverpool over handing him a fresh long-term deal on major wages in a pandemic.

Along with Barca, Inter Milan and PSG are also said to be lining up a potential move.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

This is a boost for Liverpool.

Wijnaldum remains a world-class midfield player and it would be a blow to lose him for nothing.

That the former Newcastle United star wants to stay is a start and surely increases the possibility of a compromise being reached.

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One has to think that both the Reds and the player can come to an agreement and extend his stay at the club.

It is clearly what both parties want.

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