‘Generous’ PSG trying to ‘hijack’ Barca’s deal for Wijnaldum

PSG are plotting a last-minute move for Barcelona target Georginio Wijnaldum, who is set to leave Liverpool, according to reports.

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Wijnaldum has been with Liverpool since he made the move there from their Premier League rivals Newcastle United in 2016.

The Dutch midfielder signed for Jurgen Klopp‘s side for around £23m plus add-ons.

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Wijnaldum’s game has stepped up while at Liverpool. He has been a key part of their success in recent years.

The central midfielder has played at least 40 games a season in each of his five campaigns at Anfield. He has helped them win the Premier League and Champions League.

The 30-year-old signed a five-year deal with Liverpool when he first signed. His contract expires this summer and he has decided to leave the club. He said his goodbyes to the Liverpool fans after their final game of the season against Crystal Palace last month.

A number of clubs have been linked with Wijnaldum but Barcelona have long been considered the favourites to sign him.

Former Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman is currently in charge of the Spanish giants and he has been keen to reunite with the midfielder.

But ESPN have reported that PSG are ready to snatch Wijnaldum from Barcelona’s grasp. They have reported that the French giants have “made a much more generous financial offer” than other teams.

They add that, at the moment, Wijnaldum is “leaning towards” a move to PSG.

Elsewhere, Kevin Campbell has suggested that Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans would be an ideal replacement for Wijnaldum:

“Tielemans would be a brilliant signing.

“I think he would fit in at Liverpool perfectly. He will add more of a goal threat as well, especially from range.

“He is a very good footballer and he would be very capable filling the void left by Wijnaldum.

“Listen, when you are Liverpool and you lose a player like Wijnaldum you have to replace him with quality. Wijnaldum is so underrated and when he is not there Liverpool miss him.

“Klopp will buy right though. He knows what he needs and he will purchase correctly.”

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