Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum may look to sign a pre-contract agreement with a new club in January, according to Danny Mills.
The former Leeds and Manchester City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the ball is “firmly” in the 29-year-old’s court and suggested that a decision will likely be made after Christmas.
Wijnaldum has entered the final nine months of his contract at Anfield having signed a five-year deal upon his arrival from Newcastle United in 2016.
Football Insider revealed last week that the Netherlands international has rejected a new long-term contract but is set to remain at the club this season.
He has started the first three Premier League fixtures of the 2020/21 campaign for Jurgen Klopp’s side including last night’s 3-1 win over Arsenal.
Mills suggested that Wijnaldum would look to leave the club in 2020 if he saw his game time reduced in the coming months.
“The deal has to be right for him,” he told Football Insider.
“In January he can sign a pre-contract and decide where he wants to go. I suspect that he might make his mind up then.
“The ball is firmly in his court. He is a player that will be wanted by an awful lot of people because of the great quality that he possesses and that he would bring to another club.
“If he does not get enough game time at Liverpool over the next few months someone is likely to get an exceptional player next season.”
Jurgen Klopp has bolstered his midfield with the addition of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich earlier this month.
The Spain international put pen to paper on a four-year contract at Anfield worth £200,000-a-week.
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