Liverpool has approved and settled a £25 million ($33m) deal for the Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum after talks and deliberation, early Thursday.
Liverpool has offered Wijnaldum a five-year deal with the 25-year-old making his last appearance for Newcastle in their 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers on Wednesday night.
The Dutch midfielder is expected to travel to the Merseyside today to undergo his medical. He will most likely fly to the USA to join up with the rest of the Liverpool squad for their pre-season fixtures once the deal has been completed. He has 30 international caps for Netherlands.
The Reds also got Sadio Mane this summer after they paid £30m ($39.55m) to strengthen their team in the wide areas, taking him away from Southampton.
Georginio Wijnaldum is set to leave the North-East club, Newcastle United, after their relegation from the Premier League. Newcastle’s manager, Rafa Benitez has sworn that he will still treat him as his own player until told otherwise.
“I can’t really say anything other than that we will have to wait to see what happens,” Benitez said. “He is still our player and that means he has to be ready for us. If something happens [with Liverpool], we will know in some days. But until something changes, we will continue training and work with him, and we will continue playing him in the games.”
He is also near to announcing Blackburn’s Grant Hanley as Newcastle’s sixth summer signing.
Meanwhile, one player who’s on the edge of leaving Anfield is Joe Allen after Liverpool have accepted an offer of £13m ($17.14m) from Stoke City for the Welsh international.