Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool, 29, plans to return to the Netherlands to complete his career
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum says he plans to complete his career in the Netherlands.
The Dutchman, 29, is not planning to retire for another nine years, but says he wants to return to his home country at some point in his career.
He told the Dutch publication Rijnmond: “In the future I see myself playing for Feyenoord, PSV or Sparta again.”
Georginio Wijnaldum says he plans to complete his career in his home country of the Netherlands
Wijnaldum started his football career in the youth ranking at Sparta Rotterdam before moving to the Dutch heavyweights Feyenoord.
He made more than 100 performances for the higher side before he was lured to PSV, where he caught the attention from abroad with his performances.
The midfielder then moved to Newcastle where he spent a season before moving to Anfield.
Despite the fact that he played an important role last season in the Champions League triumph and the current unstoppable Premier League form, the midfielder still has ambitions to return to his home country.
He said: “Sometimes I look at Sparta and I think” it would be great to spend my last years there as a professional “. In the Netherlands I played for three clubs and I still have a good feeling about all three. But you can only choose one.
“However, I cannot promise anything. I also learn from other players. Van Nistelrooy promised to come back someday, but changed his mind over the years. “
Wijnaldum also said he plans to play at the highest level for as long as possible, to model himself on other stars such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Clarence Seedorf.
He said: ‘You want to play at the highest level and win trophies, such as Clarence Seedorf. It is my dream to play as long as possible. Like him, Zlatan or Ronaldo. I want to play at a high level until I am 38. “
The midfielder opened the score on Monday-evening against West Ham when Liverpool extended their winning run to 18 consecutive games, a joint Premier League record.