Gini Wijnaldum’s contract situation remains a hot topic and, at the moment, it appears there’s been little progress made.
Amid all the injury issues for other players, the Dutch midfielder has been a regular this season for Liverpool, making nine starts in the Premier League, and once again underlining his fitness and reliability.
However, his contract runs out at the end of the season and he is able to discuss pre-contract terms with new employers as early as January, with it appearing little progress has been made over him staying at Anfield.
Indeed, Chris Bascbome has written in the Telegraph to explain that, as things stand, there has been no sign of progress since things came to a ‘standstill’ last season.
Both the length and value of the new terms offered could not be agreed upon at that stage, and there’s been little headway since.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
This has real shades of the Emre Can situation from a few years ago.
Wijnaldum will undoubtedly remain a key member of the side for the rest of the season, regardless of what happens with his contract, but as for the years to come it really appears anyone’s guess as to whether he’ll still be at Anfield.
Bascombe’s report suggests that, right now, it could really go either way and if the apparent impasse is not solved the Reds could see the Dutchman leaving on a free, which would be a real shame.