While he has yet to sign a new contract with Liverpool, the Reds nevertheless kept him on the roster this season, despite the interest of Barcelona over the summer. And now the European wooing has commenced.
According to Italian media, Inter have joined the conversation as well. While they have reportedly not made an official bid, Inter’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has been asking questions about bringing the 30-year-old to the San Siro this January.
Wijnaldum remains a huge part of Klopp’s midfield plans. The boss clearly values Gini’s contributions on the pitch. Now that valuation has to be evident in the new contract negotiations.
Especially given Liverpool’s current injury crisis, it seems doubtful that they will let go one of their key starters in the winter transfer window.
Whether Gini stays or goes is an open question, but for right now, he’s one of Liverpool’s few remaining fit starters. That’s likely all that Klopp’s focusing on at the moment.