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Report: Everton now want to sign 'astonishing' player Jurgen Klopp says is a 'Liverpool legend'

Everton want to sign Dutch interntional Gini Wijnaldum just one year after he left Liverpool as a free agent.

90Min claim that the Toffees are among the clubs keen on signing Wijnaldum on loan from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

They say that PSG would ideally sell Wijnaldum after his underwhelming first season in the French capital but know a loan is most likely.

West Ham United, Wolves and Leicester City are also keen, but Liverpool and Wijnaldum’s other former English club Newcastle have not yet made contact.

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Everton want Wijnaldum

For a reminder of just how highly regards Wijnaldum was at Anfield, let’s look back at Jurgen Klopp’s reaction to his departure a year ago.

He told the club website: “It was difficult for all of us because of how much this astonishing person means to the group. He’s been a big part of our lives for so long. There is nothing I won’t miss about him. I will miss the player he is like crazy – highest-quality ability, one of the smartest players I have ever had the privilege to coach.

“His contribution was off the scale, a manager’s dream. But as a person he’ll leave just as big a hole. A more giving individual you could not wish to meet. Gini is very strong and opinionated, but his motivation is only to help the team – always. His teammates adored him and respected him in equal measure.

“His smile lit up our workplace. He was a huge part of our beating heart. Farewell, Gini: you came, you saw, you won the lot. You’re a Liverpool legend now and forever.”

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Wijnaldum’s move to PSG has gone so badly that he has now lost his spot in the Netherlands squad, just months out from the World Cup.

Dutch boss Louis van Gaal has made it clear that he wants players to be playing regularly in order to be part of his plans.

And the report says that Wijnaldum prefers a return to England, despite interest from Germany and Spain, and it remains to be seen where he will end up.

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