Sources: Liverpool working on big-money new deal after blizzard of agreements
Liverpool are working on tying Georginio Wijnaldum to a new contract after a blizzard of deals this week, Football Insider can reveal.
The Merseysiders announced new agreements yesterday for manager Jurgen Klopp and midfielder James Milner after revealing they have a deal in place to sign Red Bull Salzburg attacker Takumi Minamino in January.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider the club are also planning to secure the future of Wijnaldum on a new and improved deal.
The Dutch midfielder’s current contract, signed when he joined from Newcastle United in 2016, is due to expire in the summer of 2021.
Wijnaldum, who turned 29 last month, is to be offered an extension and a pay hike as the club look to extend his stay.
His current deal is worth around £80,000-a-week, one of the lowest packages for a key first teamer at the club.
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Wijnaldum is not only a virtual ever-present in Klopp’s side but he was also one of the seven Liverpool players named in the top 30 of this year’s Ballon D’Or awards.
The 61-times Holland international has made 162 appearances for the Merseysiders since his £25million arrival from Newcastle United.
He has generally played in central midfield for Liverpool, although he occasionally plays in more advanced roles and has even fitted in at centre-back.
Wijnaldum has started 15 of the club’s 16 Premier League matches this season – he missed the Bournemouth win through injury – among 23 appearances in all competitions.
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