Liverpool Want To Replace Wijnaldum With Wolves’ Ruben Neves

Liverpool Neves
Wijnaldum during the epic 4-0 comeback against FC Barcelona/Photo: Bleacher Report

Lately, various transfer rumors concerning Liverpool have been hovering around due to many injury issues as the January transfer window closing in. Portuguese star Ruben Neves is the latest name linked with Premier League champions, Liverpool.

Liverpool appear keen to replace Georginio Wijnaldum with Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers for £50 million during the next summer transfer window.

After seeing Diogo Jota leave Molineux for Anfield last summer, the Reds boss, Jurgen Klopp likewise seems interested to sign Neves — who has slowly emerged as a top talent for both his club and country.

Liverpool target Ruben Neves vs Everton FC/Photo: Ruben Neves/Twitter

However, Wijnaldum, whose future still hangs in the balance, can either extend his contract up to 2023 or leave the club on a free transfer after six months.

If no new deal has been enclosed for the Dutchman, then the Merseyside giants will opt to sell the 30-year-old in January and target the Portugal international — who can then fill in and strengthen the club’s midfield.

Georginio Wijnaldum and Liverpool:

The Dutch international arrived at Liverpool for £25m from Newcastle United in 2016. And since then he’s been the heart of the squad, having 189 appearances, 25 goals, and 16 assists.

And yet, year after year and season after season he’s blossomed into a ‘perfect’ midfielder in the eyes of the manager:

“Gini speaks on the pitch for the way he plays.”

“Is he the perfect midfielder? From the skillset 100 per cent. He has all the things you need.”

— Reds boss, Jurgen Klopp

He’s also been a core figure for the team’s success last season, whilst netting two stunning goals against FC Barcelona, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League last season.

Today, amidst his recent contract murmurs which are the talk of the town, Wijnaldum will always be the fab embodiment who rules the midfield and gets understated jobs done for the team.

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