Georginio Wijnaldum on Wednesday denied Liverpool for the umpteenth time on a contract extension. What now for Jurgen Klopp and the Reds?
Reports surfaced midweek that always fit and ready Gini Wijnaldum has rejected another new offer from Liverpool, standing firm on what he expects in front of him in order to sign on the dotted line. The midfielder made his demands clear and apparently Wednesday’s offer was simply not good enough.
Prior to the news of the contract stalling, Gini publically stated he wanted to pen a multi-year deal (a four-year contract), nothing shorter, and that he wants to be reassured he will keep onto the important role he has at the club.
The latest bombshell to drop is his high salary expectancy. He wants his salary to reflect in his bank account as good as it does for the highest earners at Liverpool Football Club – countryman Virgil van Dijk and forward Mohamed Salah are these players with weekly wages of £220,000 and £200,000, respectively.
Talks between Georginio Wijnaldum and Liverpool over a new contract have reached a stalemate.
A long-standing offer of a new deal remains on the table but, for now, the 30-year old Dutch midfielder has not accepted it.
The player, who is out of contract in the summer, wants to stay at Anfield but believes his wages should compare more favourably with the club’s top earners.
Jurgen Klopp has made it clear he wishes to keep Wijnaldum, who has played in all 17 of Liverpool’s Premier League games this season. (Via: Sky Sports)