Georginio Wijnaldum ‘plans to disapprove Bayern Munich and join Barcelona for a three-year deal’ when players’ agent ‘arrives at Nou Camp to finalize the move’ just days after midfielder said goodbye Liverpool fans at Anfield
- Georginio Wijnaldum will reportedly come to Barcelona for this summer’s European Championship
- The contract of the Dutch midfielder with Liverpool expires at the end of June
- Wijnaldum has also been associated with the move to Bayern Munich in recent months
- However, it looks like the 30-year-old will be joining the Catalan side for Euro 2020
- Reports in the Netherlands claim that the player’s broker is in Barcelona to finalize a move
- Read the latest Euro 2020 news here, including matches, live action and results.
Georginio Wijnaldum will reportedly reject Bayern Munich’s claims to join Barcelona before turning his attention to Euro 2020.
Wijnaldum will leave Liverpool next month as a free agent and has previously had ‘positive talks’ with Bayern about a switch to the Bundesliga.
According to the Dutch news broadcast The TelegraphWijnaldum will instead choose to join the Catalan giants to back up Ronald Koeman and possibly Memphis Depay, who has also been linked with a move.
Georginio Wijnaldum reportedly snubbed Bayern Munich to join Barcelona
The report goes on to claim that Wijnaldum’s agent, Humphrey Nijman, and legal advisor, Jan Kabalt, are currently finalizing details at Nou Camp on a three-year deal that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2024.
Barça does not have to pay a transfer fee for Wijnaldum, as his contract with the Reds expires at the end of June.
The 30-year-old is now looking to complete his move in the coming days so he can turn his attention back to next month’s European Championship, where he is expected to captain the Netherlands.
It comes just days after the midfielder said an emotional goodbye to thousands of returning Liverpool fans on Sunday at Anfield.
Wijnaldum wants to reconnect with former Holland boss Ronald Koeman (center) at Barça
The former Newcastle man admitted to ‘fighting tears’ when he was given a guard of honor and a framed photo of Liverpool’s Champions Wall with trophies after playing his last game for the club.
‘It is very special. The fans have sung my name. Week in, week out they saw that I gave 100 percent to give everything for this club, ‘he said after the Palace game.
‘The supporters want to see that and they appreciate it from me. It’s something I’m going to miss.
‘I’m fighting tears now. The people in Liverpool have shown love to me for the past five years. I’ll miss them, you know.
‘I knew I was going to a big club. I remember sitting in the living room and the manager said we would win prizes if I came to Liverpool. I am glad it went so well. It would have been very painful to leave the club without it.
Wijnaldum took an emotional farewell on Sunday in what was his last match for Liverpool
Wijnaldum admitted that he had to hold back tears after a broadcast of teammates
‘We’ll see what I’m going to do in the coming weeks. I will rest a bit and then go to the national team. I will have to look at my story and how everything went. The fans deserve to know the story behind it. ‘
Jurgen Klopp also paid tribute to Wijnaldum, who made 237 appearances for the club during his five-year stay at Anfield, leaving after winning the Premier League, Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.
The Liverpool boss added: ‘A great player. From the first moment it clicked. He is a very smart, open person. It’s emotional for me, I’m losing a friend and we’ll miss him, but it’s normal in football. He will find a great place for any club interested. ‘