Newcastle link wide of the mark, but Wijnaldum future in doubt

Date published: Friday 13th July 2018 9:40

Newcastle have not made an approach for Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, according to a report.

A report from Turkish paper Takvim yesterday claimed Rafa Benitez’s men had made an offer for their former player, but that has been given short shrift today.

The Newcastle Chronicle say that Newcastle have not made a move for the 27-year-old Dutch international, who left Tyneside for Anfield two years ago for £25million.

Wijnaldum, who started the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, is under contract until 2021, but Jurgen Klopp has completed two big-money signings with Fabinho and Naby Keita both arriving this summer.

Reports in Turkey claim Fenerbahce are interested in Wijnaldum, who played 50 times for the Reds last season.

Wijnaldum’s former PSV Eindhoven boss Phillip Cocu is in charge at Fener and is understood to be keen on signing the player, who may find his game time limited next season.

As well as Fabinho and Keita, the Reds are believed to be closing in on a deal for Xherdan Shaqiri, which may well shunt Wijnaldum down the pecking order.

 

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