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Gini Wijnaldum’s camp are still waiting for Liverpool to open talks about a new contract at Liverpool, according to Sky Sports.

 

The midfield powerhouse made 35 Premier League starts, scoring four times as the Reds marched to their first top-flight title in 30 years. Although failing to trouble the headline writers and plaudits, Wijnaldum has been integral to Liverpool’s title success.

 

And he is believed to be well liked by boss Jurgen Klopp after he arrived from Newcastle for £25million in the summer of 2016. In fact he was one of Klopp’s first significant signings in the summer of 2016. There’s no way that Klopp could replace the six-goal star for that sort of money and, as per the source, they are not actively looking to add to their midfield options. That means that the Thiago Alcantara speculation is coming from the Bayern Munich man’s camp. TEAMtalk told you last month that Klopp was not interested in a move for Thiago, but the talk from Germany has been non stop.

 

However, if the Wijnaldum situation does not change, then so might Klopp’s plans. The Dutch midfielder has entered the final 12 months or his deal and there have been no sign of talks over an extension. That in itself is strange for a club whose transfer negotiations have been pretty flawless over the last few years.

Wijnaldum ‘loves playing for the club’

Sky maintain that Wijnaldum “loves playing for the club and there is no suggestion” the 29-year-old will leave. Last month The Atheltic’s Liverpool correspondent James Pearce was quoted as saying the midfielder’s future was “uncertain”. Pearce said, via LFC Transferoom: “Uncertainty continues over Wijnaldum’s future. If it’s not resolved soon then they’ll have to decide whether to sell him or keep him like they did with Emre (Can) knowing he will probably leave for nothing next summer.”

 

In contrast to that respected Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano said the Reds had begun talks last month. He claimed in The Guardian that Liverpool were hopeful of agreeing an extension after “positive talks” with the midfielder. The evidence of that appears non-existent and from next January, Wijnaldum will be able to speak to foreign clubs.

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1 hour ago, clockspeed said:

Where is Lille getting all the funds this year ? Think they snapped up UTD youngster also and immediately loaned him out. 

 

They sold Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen (we were linked to him recently too - probably agent bollocks) to Napoli for something like 70 million Euros. They may have sold one or two others too.

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2 hours ago, aRdja said:

Fuck off Pep.

I was about to say I get the impression most players who have played for him think he’s a complete knobhead.  I looked up if any players have ever followed him from his previous club and there’s only one and it’s actually Thiago.


It’s funny that this fair fee thing keeps doing the rounds though.  He’s got a year on his contract and then he’s going for free.  I know that’s not the exact amount that a buying club would save because the player would want a better signing on fee but still I find it strange when clubs still pay stupid fees for players at that stage of a contract.

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I can see us doing that loan to buy deal that was mooted about Palace and Sarr, not sure about us putting £40m down this summer. Seems mad to add another African forward in to the mix with the ACON but who knows what we’ll look like come then. If we can swap Wilson and Shaqiri for the price of Sarr I reckon Klopp does that deal.

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I think there will be plenty of better options for us than Sarr if the fee really is £40m. He's very inconsistent and the ACoN thing will be a big issue.

 

Loaning him with an option to buy doesn't really make much sense either - if he's shit, we've wasted a year's loan fee + wages, if he's good it'll push his price up even more, and then he'll go to the ACoN halfway through the season anyway.

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6 minutes ago, joe_fishfish said:

I think there will be plenty of better options for us than Sarr if the fee really is £40m. He's very inconsistent and the ACoN thing will be a big issue.

 

Loaning him with an option to buy doesn't really make much sense either - if he's shit, we've wasted a year's loan fee + wages, if he's good it'll push his price up even more, and then he'll go to the ACoN halfway through the season anyway.

Presumably it would be a deal with a fixed fee.

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6 minutes ago, Fluter in Dakota said:

Michael Rudiger linked now...no idea how good/bad he is.

Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea. Nay, nay and thrice nay.

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1 minute ago, Fluter in Dakota said:

Who is Michael Rudiger?

CEO of DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale.

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14 hours ago, Remmie said:

I keep on reading that Salah or Mane are going to be sold next year. Where are people getting this from? 

If you say it every summer then at some point you will be right and can then claim to be an ITK cunt.

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The Sarr link is laughable.  We didn’t sign Werner for a cut price because of the financial situation yet we are going to spend well in excess of 40m for winger who had about 3 good games all year.  His self entitled twat of a reaction that time he got subbed would have been enough to put the club off regardless.  He literally had a good game against us and that’s it for some of our fans.

 

This stinks of Watford putting it out there that Liverpool are in interested because it’s the best way of getting someone else to bid for him.  As has been pointed out he’s going to be playing in ACN and he’s on a long deal.  Edwards wouldn’t even bother calling them even if they rated the player.

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7 minutes ago, The Guest said:

The Sarr link is laughable.  We didn’t sign Werner for a cut price because of the financial situation yet we are going to spend well in excess of 40m for winger who had about 3 good games all year.  His self entitled twat of a reaction that time he got subbed would have been enough to put the club off regardless.  He literally had a good game against us and that’s it for some of our fans.

 

This stinks of Watford putting it out there that Liverpool are in interested because it’s the best way of getting someone else to bid for him.  As has been pointed out he’s going to be playing in ACN and he’s on a long deal.  Edwards wouldn’t even bother calling them even if they rated the player.

I don't think we're signing Sarr either, but financially it's nowhere near the same as with Werner. Werner wanted wages on par with our top earners and had a buyout clause which meant having to pay the whole fee at once.

 

In theory, we could sign Sarr for like 25m with a bunch of add-ons and give him like 70k a week. He'd be way cheaper.

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11 minutes ago, The Guest said:

The Sarr link is laughable.  We didn’t sign Werner for a cut price because of the financial situation yet we are going to spend well in excess of 40m for winger who had about 3 good games all year.  His self entitled twat of a reaction that time he got subbed would have been enough to put the club off regardless.  He literally had a good game against us and that’s it for some of our fans.

 

This stinks of Watford putting it out there that Liverpool are in interested because it’s the best way of getting someone else to bid for him.  As has been pointed out he’s going to be playing in ACN and he’s on a long deal.  Edwards wouldn’t even bother calling them even if they rated the player.

 

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14 minutes ago, The Guest said:

The Sarr link is laughable.  We didn’t sign Werner for a cut price because of the financial situation yet we are going to spend well in excess of 40m for winger who had about 3 good games all year.  His self entitled twat of a reaction that time he got subbed would have been enough to put the club off regardless.  He literally had a good game against us and that’s it for some of our fans.

 

This stinks of Watford putting it out there that Liverpool are in interested because it’s the best way of getting someone else to bid for him.  As has been pointed out he’s going to be playing in ACN and he’s on a long deal.  Edwards wouldn’t even bother calling them even if they rated the player.

Agree with this and Im underwhelmed we are supposedly interested. Strikes me as a benteke quality player. Didnt he have a couple of air shots right in front of goal when Watford should have beaten us at Anfield?

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I don’t think anybody actually wants us to sign Sarr do they? It feels like something we’d do though, like trying to sign Mane before he broke out at Southampton. I’ve seen nowhere near enough of him to make a judgement but he’s young, rapid and raw. He fits the profile of player we look at. It also doesn’t hurt to leak rumours like that out there if we were trying to sign someone else.

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