Liverpool could end up losing one of their star midfielders, as Ronald Koeman reportedly eyes up Gini Wijnaldum as a potential signing for his Barcelona side.
Dutch news outlet AD has claimed Koeman is a big fan of the Reds star and has even gone as far as to say Koeman has told Wijnaldum not to sign a new deal with Liverpool.
The midfielder is currently in the last 12 months of his Anfield contract with little to no sign as yet of a deal being close.
It means, then, that a move to Barcelona may well tempt Wijnaldum given their stature in the game and Koeman’s appointment.
The news has also sparked quite the scramble on social media, with a number of Liverpool fans taking time out to discuss the potential transfer of one of their top midfielders.
With that, here’s a look at how some Liverpool fans reacted to Barcelona’s interest in Gini Wijnaldum.
Gini has paid his dues.
— Chimezie Okeke (@okekemezie1) August 20, 2020
Would you begrudge Gini if he left for a new challenge? IMO I wouldn’t. He’s key to the system JK plays. But if we were to take up the option on Thiago as a replacement, I think that would make sense.
— Jay Wilson (@JayWils2) August 20, 2020
He’s won nearly everything in sight so he must be worth a few quid. Be sad to see him go but this can only happen if the Thiago deal is finalised first
— MJStroud (@stroud1970) August 20, 2020
As long as Gini doesn’t get any “back” problems he can do as he pleases. He’s already paid his dues.
— Reondh Singh (@Reo_RS7) August 20, 2020
Good let Edwards rinse Barcelona again
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) August 20, 2020
Sell Gini and replace him with Thiago. Massive upgrade imo
— 🔴Keanu (32-3-3)🔴 (@keanu_lfc_17) August 20, 2020