KEY POINTS

  • Gini Wijnaldum may have a rough time joining a new team after this season
  • Wijnaldum is being targeted by several top clubs in Europe
  • Jurgen Klopp needs to re-align player rotation if Winaldum decides to leave

Multiple teams are interested in plucking Gini Wijnaldum from Liverpool, but it appears negotiations will take time.

It seems the asking fee for the 30-year-old Dutch footballer is a bit steep, meaning it may boil down to who can meet the aforementioned release clause or something acceptable to the Reds.

Among the teams mentioned as holding an interest in the midfielder include AS Roma, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Barcelona.

However, they need to adhere to the demands of the camp of Wijnaldum. Per Gazzetta delllo Sports, they are seeking a three-year deal, where Wijnaldum would be paid £3.5 million ($4.94 million) annually.

Wijnaldum is ready to leave the Anfield Stadium next month and will be a player to watch in the summer transfer market.

Unless Liverpool can pull strings to keep him in the fold, Jurgen Klopp will be dealt a significant blow.

Wijnaldum has acted as the Reds captain for much of the season in the absence of Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk.

The Dutch national has been a key component for Klopp this season and is an important player for the German squad in the last five years.

Although most see his impending departure as hurtful, the addition of Thiago Alcantara may somehow ease that concern.

Should he leave, Klopp will have to make adjustments. Aside from Alcantara, Fabinho and Henderson are among the players that may need to make new adjustments.

While all this is a scenario that Klopp needs to address after the season, there is business Liverpool has to take care of.

The Reds are one win away from securing UEFA Champions League qualification. That win at Burnley allowed Liverpool to leapfrog into the top four.

It was their seventh win in nine unbeaten English Premier League games, The Guardian reported.

Georginio Wijnaldum Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum is set to make his Liverpool debut after joining from relegated Newcastle United. Photo: Getty Images

The Reds are set to face Crystal Palace on Sunday at Anfield. A win would secure their place in the prestigious tourney.

“In the last eight, 10 games, I don’t know how many, we are back on track. If we win on Sunday then we are probably qualified for the Champions League. It’s insane that we came this close but we are not through yet. When you win the semi-final, you go to a final and that’s where we are. We will give our absolute everything,” Klopp stated.