Paul Robinson expects Barcelona to have no hesitation in paying Liverpool £15million for Georginio Wijnaldum which he claims would be a “decent offer” considering the player’s contract situation.
The former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, admitted that it would be “difficult” for the Premier League champions to lose the 29-year-old ahead of the 5 October transfer cut-off.
The Mirror claim that the Reds have informed the La Liga giants that they want £15million for the centre-midfielder who has just one year left on his contract at Anfield.
Wijnaldum has been an integral part of a Jurgen Klopp side that has won the Champions League and Premier League over the past two seasons.
He made 47 appearances in all competitions last term and scored six goals.
When asked by Football Insider if £15million was a fair price for the Netherlands international, Robinson said: “I think Barcelona would pay that.
“It does not seem like too much, it sounds like they would be buying out his contract.
“It would be difficult to lose a player of his quality and experience but when a team like Barca come knocking, they do not come knocking too often. Wijnaldum is 29 so it is a great opportunity for him to go and play with a manager that he knows.
“£15million is probably a decent offer for a player that has just one year left on his contract.”
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) September 1, 2020
The club appear willing to sell the industrious midfielder with Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara reportedly keen to move to Anfield this summer to play under Klopp.
Like Wijnaldum, the Spain international is into the final 12 months of his contract, and the Champions League winner have slapped a £27million asking price on the 29-year-old.
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