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GINI FUTURE Busting the myths and rumours behind Georginio Wijnaldum's contract talks with Liverpool


Wijnaldum has been a key player for Klopp (Clive Brunskill/PA)

Wijnaldum has been a key player for Klopp (Clive Brunskill/PA)


Wijnaldum has been a key player for Klopp (Clive Brunskill/PA)

Liverpool are still hopeful of agreeing a new deal that will keep Georginio Wijnaldum at the club, but the contract offer that has been on the table for some time is some way short of what the Holland midfielder is asking for.

Wijnaldum's current Liverpool contract will expire next summer and he will be allowed to start talks with clubs next month over a free transfer unless he agrees to a new deal with Liverpool.

While there have been suggestions that Liverpool have yet to offer 30-year-old Wijnaldum a few deal, sundayworld.com have been informed that the player and his advisers have been presented with terms over a new three-year contract.

However, the financial remuneration is believed to be some way short of what Wijnaldum is hoping for in what will be the last big contract of his career.

We understand that this would represent a fair summation of where Liverpool and Wijnaldum are as they prepare to have a final push to find a new agreement:

* Liverpool believe the contract offer on the table is fair.

* Wijnaldum and his advisers are hoping to secure bigger salary terms and a longer contract.

* Liverpool do not want to sell Wijnaldum in Janaury even if they feel a new deal will not be agreed.

* The club are not in a strong position as Wijnaldum can open talks over a free transfer for next summer that will include a lucrative signing on fee on January 1st.

There was an expectation that Wijnaldum would leave Liverpool last summer as he eyed up a move to Barcelona, but the Spanish club could not finance a deal to sign the player after they failed in concerted to off-load high-earner Ousmane Dembélé.

That left Wijnaldum in limbo at Liverpool, but his performances in Jurgen Klopp's side this season have confirmed he is fully committed to the cause even though he may be in his final season at the club.

Liverpool had a similar situation as Emre Can ran down his contract and left for Juventus in 2018, with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp insisting he is relaxed about Wijnaldum's situation after he scored a fine goal in Sunday's 4-0 win against Wolves.

When asked whether the club would agree a new deal with Liverpool, Klopp stated: "I hope so, to be honest. You can see that, he plays all the time. We have a pretty good relationship. I hope so."

Meanwhile, Wijnaldum side-stepped talk over his future, as he insisted the next move needed to be made by the club.

"I already said in my previous interview, I don’t talk about my contract situation, I talk about the game," he told Amazon Prime.

"The club talk about my contract. There's a connection, there was a connection from the first moment I came here, the supporters supported me a lot, but it's not for me to talk about."

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