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Wijnaldum to join Liverpool

By July 21, 2016No Comments

Newcastle’s Georginio Wijnaldum is expected to have a medical at Liverpool on Friday after the two clubs agreed a fee for the midfielder.

The Reds will pay a maximum of £25million for the Holland international, taking into account various add-ons.

It is believed Wijnaldum’s former club PSV Eindhoven are due a sell-on fee for a player who moved to St James’ Park a year ago for £14.5million.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has been looking to strengthen his midfield options and turned his attention to Wijnaldum after giving up their pursuit of Udinese’s Piotr Zielinski.

With the arrival of the attacking midfielder imminent it makes it more likely Joe Allen will depart.

The club accepted a £13million bid from Stoke for the Wales international, who has less than a year left on his contract, but Swansea and Celtic, managed by former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers who brought Allen to Anfield four years ago, are also interested.

Burnley have also proposed a season-long loan deal for defender Jon Flanagan, who did not play in Wednesday night’s friendly win at Huddersfield or travel with the squad to the United States just a few hours later for the second leg of their pre-season preparations.

Liverpool face Chelsea next Thursday, with matches following against AC Milan and Roma, before they return for a showpiece friendly against Barcelona at Wembley on August 6.

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