Paul Gorst from the Liverpool Echo does not think that Liverpool will offload Reds midfielder Gini Wijnaldum this summer.
Wijnaldum’s contract expires at the end of the 2020-21 Premier League season.
If the Dutchman does not sign a new deal, he could leave the club on a free transfer at the end of June 2021.
Gorst ultimately believes that Liverpool will not offload Wijnaldum this summer despite his current contract situation.
Gorst also added that he expects Liverpool to “do their utmost to make sure he signs” a new deal.
Gorst told the Liverpool Echo the following in regards to Wijnaldum’s current situation: “This is a really precarious one, isn’t it?
“Liverpool, I was told, took the decision in lockdown to shelve all contract negotiations and transfer discussions, which meant there would be little progress on Wijnaldum’s situation.
“Now it is all up and running once more, though and it is one of the biggest on-field issues at the club right now.
“He played 37 times last season in the Premier League so he is clearly a big name for Jurgen Klopp, so it is impossible to suggest that the club don’t want to renew his deal.
“The ball is perhaps in his court but as he’s into the final 12 months, the club have a big decision to make.
“Personally, I don’t think they will offload him, though. They will do their utmost to make sure he signs.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Hopefully Liverpool and Wijnaldum can come to an agreement sooner rather than later.
Wijnaldum made 47 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions last season. That highlights that he is a crucial member in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
The Guardian stated two months ago that positive talks have taken place between the two parties. However, nothing is yet to be agreed.
We can’t think of a reason why Wijnaldum would not sign a new deal if he was offered one. He is playing for arguably the best team in the world.
That argument can be backed up by the fact that Liverpool have won the continental treble and the Premier League title in the past two years.