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Barcelona deny deal is done to sign Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum might not be set for Barcelona just yet (Picture: Getty Images)

Barcelona have poured doubt on reports that Georginio Wijnaldum has agreed a move to the club, denying that a pre-contract agreement has eben reached.

The Liverpool midfielder is out of contract at Anfield at the end of the season and has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, with manager Ronald Koeman a big fan of his fellow Dutchman.

With his current contract expiring in June and with no agreement over a new contract an exit is looking more and more likely and reports emerged over the weekend that an agreement has already been reached with Barcelona.

However, Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo reports that sources from within the club deny that anything has been agreed.

The La Liga giants remain keen to bring in the Netherlands international, but nothing is confirmed as yet.

Liverpool remain keen on keeping the 30-year-old, who has been a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s midfield which won the Champions League and Premier League titles.

He appears keen to take on a new challenge, with Barcelona very interested in snapping him up on a free transfer, which will give him the room to demand substantial wages and a signing on fee.

Wijnaldum was asked about his future earlier this month and admitted that he has not come to a decision, saying: ‘I am really with the team, the staff and I am really happy with the fans while I play. It is not that I am not happy that I have to leave or something.

‘It’s not that easy as everyone thinks to make some decisions for your future. You have to think about everything.’


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