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Liverpool Transfer Rumour: Georginho Wijnaldum may be headed for the exit doors

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is all set to leave Anfield after being given the green light to look for a move away. According to reports in Turkey, Fenerbahce are interested in taking the 27-year-old on board. Newcastle too are keen on reuniting with the Dutchman whom they sold to Liverpool in the summer of 2016 for £25million.

The arrival of highly-rated midfielders Fabinho and Naby Keita has pushed Wijnaldum down the pecking order and he is unlikely to feature in Klopp's plans this coming season.

Wijnaldum made 50 appearances for the Reds last season and was an integral part of the side that made the Champions League final where they fell to Real Madrid in heartbreaking fashion. However, with Klopp looking to strengthen the side for a sustained push for the league title this time around, Wijnaldum's future does not seem to be at Liverpool.

While Newcastle are reportedly interested, it is unlikely they will be able to afford his transfer wee and wages, at least according to a Shield Gazette report. 

'Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Georginio Wijnaldum – but the midfielder won’t be returning to St James’s Park this summer. A report in Turkey claimed that Newcastle were rivalling Fenerbahce for Wijnaldum’s signature in the summer transfer window.

“In any case, the Magpies wouldn’t be able to afford Wijnaldum, even if he was up for sale. The 27-year-old will be worth more than £25million in today’s inflated transfer market, while his Anfield wage is well in excess of that earned by Jonjo Shelvey, Newcastle’s top-earner.'

Fenerbahce recently missed out on signing Jack Wilshere from Arsenal and considering they are really attempting to strengthen their squad ahead of next season, are unlikely to give up the Wijnaldum chase without a proper fight. 

The player himself has been told to look for a move away and there would be no better destination than Fenerbahce where he would get plenty of game time as well as the prospect of European football.

 

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