Barca Boss Koeman To Make Liverpool Star Georginio Wijnaldum Part Of His Rebuilding Plans

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has become a target for new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman, according to reports.

Koeman is seeking a reunion with the 29-year-old after working with Wijnaldum at an international level, but Barca are yet to make an official approach.

According to Goal, Koeman is keen to make Dutch international part of his rebuilding plans at the Nou Camp but the Liverpool man is not pushing for an exit.

Wijnaldum is entering the final 12 months of his contract at Anfield and talks over an extension have not taken place.

The LaLiga side would need to free up funds to make an offer for Wijnaldum this summer as the club are still struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Koeman has always got the best out of the Dutchman at international level.

Wijnaldum scored eight goals in nine appearances for Holland in 2019 and the uncertainty around his future at Liverpool means all options remain open.

The midfielder has scored 19 goals in 186 appearances for Jurgen Klopp's side since joining the club from Newcastle in 2016 and the Reds are keen to avoid losing players as free agents.

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But Wijnaldum could follow a trend set by Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana, who went into their last seasons at the club knowing that they would be departing at the end of the campaign.

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