Georginio Wijnaldum’s proposed move from Premier League giants Liverpool to Barcelona at the end of the current campaign remains in the balance, according to a report.
The Netherlands international is out of contract at Anfield and is wanted by his former national team manager Ronald Koeman who has been in charge at Barcelona at the moment.
Wijnaldum, who has spent the last five campaigns at Anfield, has been free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with the Spanish giants since the turn of the year.
According to the Liverpool Echo, however, a move to Catalonia is by no means a given following to uncertainty over the manager’s position.
Dutch tactician has pushed hard to secure services of Wijnaldum, however, the former Southampton and Everton head-coach is under pressure after a disappointing first campaign in charge.
The Catalan giants are also in a bad financial position, meaning that they cannot offer Wijnaldum wages that some other teams can.
Should the Dutchman indeed depart in the summer, the Merseyside Reds are rumoured to have lined up Brighton & Hove Albion’s Yves Bissouma and Lille’s Renato Sanches as possible transfer targets.