Liverpool hierarchy reach Gini Wijnaldum contract agreement as Jurgen Klopp wish granted
Liverpool have reportedly reached an agreement to keep Georginio Wijnaldum at the club. The Dutchman’s contract is due to expire in the summer of 2021 and there has been some confusion as to why things have been held up for so long.
Jurgen Klopp’s intentions have always been clear, he wants to keep the midfielder.
Wijnaldum has been the focal point of his midfield, even after many expected him to drop out following the arrivals of Fabinho and Naby Keita.
But the former Newcastle man is now more important than ever as Liverpool go in search of more silverware.
According to The Sun, the Anfield hierarchy are now ready to tie up the matter and award Wijnaldum a new deal.
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The club are set to hand him a new three-year contract which will keep him on Merseyside until the summer of 2024.
It’s believed that the contract will be worth £18m in total.
Wijnaldum spoke frostily about his future earlier this year, leaving supporters fearing the worst.
In truth he has already been considering what life may be like after Liverpool.
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The Dutch international has laid on record his intentions to return back home to finish his career one day.
He told Dutch outlet RTV Rijnmond: “I see myself returning to Feyenoord, PSV [Eindhoven] or Sparta [Rotterdam].
“I sometimes look at Sparta and then I think, ‘Well, it would be nice if I played there in my final years’,” he said.
“In the Netherlands I have played at three clubs and I have had a very good feeling about all three, but you can only choose one.
“I also learn from other players. Van Nistelrooy once made the promise to return, but at a later age he did not want that anymore.
“What I am experiencing now is unique. You want to play at the highest level and win prizes, like Clarence Seedorf.
“My dream is to stay fit as long as I can, just like him, Zlatan or Ronaldo. I want to play at a high level until I am 38.”
Wijnaldum turns 30 in November and he will be hoping to get his hands on the Premier League title in the coming months.
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