WIJNALDUM LINKED WITH BARCELONA
Georginio Wijnaldum’s future remains unclear with the 30-year-old midfielder out of contract at the end of the season. He’s yet to sign a new contract at Liverpool and it’s looking increasingly likely that he will depart Anfield. According to the Liverpool Echo, Wijnaldum hasn’t been keen on answering any questions about his future.
Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates with Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool after the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on October 31, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors.
According to Sport, Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has said that Wijnaldum could be “an option in the future” for the La Liga giants.
LIVERPOOL EYE ALABA
Sticking with Liverpool, and The Reds have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich’s David Alaba. Jurgen Klopp is currently having to deal with a defensive crisis at Anfield with Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez out with long-term injuries.
Bayern Munich’s Austrian defender David Alaba (C) celebrates after scoring Bayern’s first goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between BVB Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich at the Signal Iduna Park Stadium in Dortmund, western Germany, on November 7, 2020. However, according to Bild, Alaba won’t be allowed to leave the Allianz Stadium in January, even though his contract expires at the end of the season meaning that he’d be available on a free transfer.
MESSI’S AGENT DENIES PSG LINK
He may have decided to stay at Barcelona, but Lionel Messi’s contract at the Nou Camp will expire at the end of the season. According to Goal, Messi’s agent has denied reports that the 33-year-old is planning to join Paris Saint-Germain, which will be music to the ears of Manchester City supporters.
Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates his second goal with teammates during the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Real Betis at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 7, 2020. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP) (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)