Date: 11th June 2020 at 8:30am
Written by: Jimmy Light

According to a report from the Guardian, Liverpool are currently negotiating a new contract for midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum – with the club ‘hopeful‘ of agreeing an extension after allegedly positive talks. 

Wijnaldum, who signed from Newcastle United back in the summer of 2016, agreeing a £25 million deal, has since gone on to make 177 appearances for the Reds – scoring 18 goals and assisting 16 others from midfield.

Should Liverpool give Wijnaldum a new deal?

Yes, absolute maestro

Yes, absolute maestro

No

No

Now, with his current contract set to expire in 2021, the club are reportedly holding talks over a three-year extension which will see the £36 million-valued ace remain at Anfield until 2024 or 2025.

The Netherlands international will turn 30-years-old this year, but given his past contributions, Wijnaldum apparently wanted assurances that he would still be considered a key player on Merseyside despite approaching the Twilight phase of his career.

Speaking to the Liverpool website back in 2019, manager Jurgen Klopp described the midfield man as ‘perfect‘, going on to claim he has all the tools necessary to to be a ‘pretty good footballer‘.

Wijnaldum arguably put in one of the best substitute displays in history during our Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona last season, scoring two goals in quick succession to fire us on the way to Madrid.

Indeed, the Dutchman arguably played a pivotal role during our 2018/2019 European Cup-winning campaign, playing every game on the road to the final and producing some memorable moments.

Now, taking this into account, the club have opted to negotiate a new contract – but whether or not this move will pay off in time remains to be seen.