Georginio Wijnaldum brands reports linking him with move to Barcelona as rumor

Georginio Wijnaldum brands reports linking him with move to Barcelona as rumor

- Georginio Wijnaldum has labeled reports linking him with a move to Liverpool as rumor

- The Dutchman has been impressive since he joined Liverpool from Newcastle in 2006

- Wijnaldum was among the Liverpool players that won the 2019/20 EPL title

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Liverpool striker Georginio Wijnaldum has branded the reports linking him with a move to Spanish side Barcelona as rumor ahead of the start of next football season.

The 29-year-old Dutchman has one more year on his current contract at the Premier League club and there have been reports that he could be leaving this summer.

He joined Liverpool four years ago from Newcastle, and Georginio Wijnaldum has become one of the most trusted soldiers Jurgen Klopp has at Anfield.

But with Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara being linked with a move to join the reigning Premier League champions, there are reports that Wijnaldum could leave for him.

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When asked about them at a press conference with the Dutch national team he simply said: "It’s a rumor, I have nothing to say about it''.

Last two seasons when Liverpool won the Champions League title, Georginio Wijnaldum was superb in the Reds' campaign scoring against Barcelona in the semifinal.

Barcelona won the first leg 3-0 with the hopes that the return leg would be easier for them, but against all odds, Georginio Wijnaldum and his teammates won 4-0 to reach the final.

Georginio Wijnaldum brands reports linking him with move to Barcelona as rumor

Georginio Wijnaldum brands reports linking him with move to Barcelona as rumor (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Scottish professional football League side Celtic are reportedly considering going for the transfer of Nigerian and Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi who currently plays for Mainz in Germany.

Since Taiwo Awoniyi moved to Liverpool from Imperial Soccer Academy, the Nigerian star has not been able to play for the Premier League side due to a work permit.

He has been playing on loan elsewhere ever since then with Liverpool also renewing his contract at Anfield.

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The superb performances of the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah is making Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp not to think about bringing another striker in.

Celtic on the other hand are hoping to sign the Nigeria forward if Odsonne Edouard leaves the club this summer.

According to the report by Daily Star, Celtic are of the opinion that Awoniyi would be valued at £9 million despite having never played a game for the Premier League champions.

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