Georginio Wijnaldum: Liverpool midfielder agree personal terms with La Liga giants Barcelona

Georginio Wijnaldum: Liverpool midfielder agree personal terms with La Liga giants Barcelona

- Georginio Wijnaldum could reunite with Ronald Koeman at Barcelona

- The 29-year-old has been linked with the Catalans since the arrival of the 57-year-old

- Liverpool on their part are hoping to land Alcantara if the Premier League winner leaves this summer

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Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has reportedly agreed to terms to join Barcelona this summer.

The Dutchman has been linked with the Catalans since the arrival of his national team coach at Camp Nou last month.

Ronald Koeman was hired as a replacement for Quique Setién following the Blaugrana's 8-2 humiliation in their Champions League quarterfinal clash against Bayern Munich.

However, the 57-year-old tactician is hoping he can lure Wijnaldum to Barca having entered the final year of his deal with the Reds.

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The 29-year-old was key to Jürgen Klopp's Premier League triumph in the outgoing season and was also instrumental to the Reds European glory two seasons ago.

Georginio Wijnaldum: Liverpool midfielder agree personal terms with La Liga giants Barcelona

Georginio Wijnaldum all smiles while at the national team camp for the Nations League. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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According to The Mirror, Liverpool and the midfielder are yet to reach an agreement on a new deal - a situation Klopp is not perturbed about.

Meanwhile, fresh reports filtering the media claim the Dutchman is one step towards completing a move to Barca as reported by Diario Sport.

The Spanish publication claims that Wijnaldum will join a three-year deal, and the Catalans have commenced talks with the Merseyside outfit in a bid around £13 million to £18 million.

Barcelona have already completed the signing of Miralem Pjanic from Juventus in a swap deal that saw Arthur move the other way, but Koeman needs more additions.

Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitić has also left Camp Nou for Sevilla and Arturo Vidal also looks set to leave.

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Wijnaldum joined Liverpool in a deal around £24m in 2016 and was part of their successes in the last three seasons.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are looking to bring Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich as a replacement for the Dutchman.

The former Barcelona star is also open to leaving the European champions for a new challenge, and the Reds seem to be his next destination.

However, they are yet to agree a deal with the Bavarians who want £27m for the 29-year-old, with Manchester United having also reportedly entered the race.

When asked about Wijaldum's contract situation last week, Klopp said: “That’s an open contract situation, obviously, otherwise we would know.

That means we don’t talk about it, that’s all. I never did, so why should I change it now? That’s all between us and the player, and all these kinds of things.

It’s all good in the moment, it’s all fine. Gini looked very good in the pre-season, played obviously a couple of good seasons for us, so that's all I can say about that.”

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Legit.ng earlier reported that New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is plotting to grab Georginio Wijnaldum away from Liverpool as he begins his two-year reign at the La Liga club.

The Dutchman was presented to the media earlier this week - taking over from former boss Quique Setién.

Having managed Wijnaldum at the national team level, Koeman is hoping to reunite with the midfielder at the Camp Nou.

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