'Would be an incredible signing': Some Liverpool fans think they've spotted the 'perfect' Gini replacement
The Dutch midfielder completed his move from Anfield to Paris Saint-Germain.
Wijnaldum’s Liverpool contract expired at the end of the season after opting not to sign an extension.
The 30-year-old shone at Anfield following his move from Newcastle in 2016.
He made 237 appearances for Liverpool and won a number of trophies including the Premier League and Champions League.
The 30-year-old was given a guard of honour in his final Reds game last month, the 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace.
Emotions aside, Liverpool must now look into how to replace the midfield maestro.
Some Reds fans have one particular player in mind – Marcel Sabitzer.
Who is Marcel Sabitzer?
The 27-year-old captains Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig and plays for the Austria national team.
He came through the ranks at Admira Wacker, playing for their B team and senior team from 2010 to 2012.
Sabitzer then joined Rapid Vienna in 2013 but was on the move a year later, signing with RB Leipzig.
He spent 2014-15 on loan at Red Bull Salzburg before debuting for Leipzig in July 2015.
Sabitzer has 227 senior appearances for Leipzig under his belt, plus 50 caps for Austria.
The midfielder is about to enter the last 12 months of his contract at Leipzig.
In addition, he has made little secret of his desire to seek out a new challenge.
According to The Athletic, Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Tottenham are currently looking at Sabitzer.
They add that he could be available for as little as 15m euros, or £13m.
Style of play
Sabitzer is a versatile midfielder who has shone in multiple positions over the past few years.
During his time at Leipzig, he has featured in the holding role, as a No.8, as an attacking midfielder, and on both flanks too.
The Bundesliga website claimed last year that Sabitzer “plays a bit like David Beckham”.
Meanwhile, Total Football Analysis claimed in 2018 that his overall playing style is similar to Luka Modric and Mousa Dembele.
Wijnaldum replacement? Here’s what Liverpool fans have said:
You may also like…
- Liverpool fans want Leicester star back, after another sparkling Euro 2020 display this week
- Liverpool fans want Euro 2020 hero signed after Wales masterclass
- ‘Ruthless’: Liverpool target praised by country’s media after Euro 2020 clash
- TBR View: Should Leeds consider Liverpool star, despite Klopp stance?