Gini Wijnaldum is close to finalising a free transfer to Barcelona. That is according to renowned Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who says that only the last details are left to be sorted out. Once that has been done, the transfer will be announced.
Sergio Aguero has also agreed on a similar deal with Barcelona. Interestingly, both Premier League players have agreed to a lowered salary (less than €10 million) to play at Camp Nou next season. Eric Garcia is also set to return to Barcelona, with the pre-contract agreement has been in place since December.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s agent today in Barcelona to meet with Barça. The agreement is set to be completed until June 2024, confirmed. Gini is open to accept lower salary to join #FCB, same as Sergio Agüero. 🔴🔵— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 25, 2021
Last details to be sorted then Gini will sign as new Barça player. https://t.co/TlqznhJfBh pic.twitter.com/w4NUHZHhOR
Wijnaldum’s departure has been confirmed by Jürgen Klopp as well, and it is only a matter of time before the official signing is announced. The player has been remarkable for Liverpool during his time at the club, winning the Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup and Super Cup.
His addition to the Barcelona midfield will not only provide some well needed experience, but also add quality and stability to a squad that needs to be rebuilt. However, whether or not Ronald Koeman will be there to reunite with Wijnaldum is something that remains to be seen.
Barcelona plans on free agents 📑🔴— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 25, 2021
– Gini Wijnaldum is now close to sign until June 2024. He received approaches from PSG and Bayern but no agreement.
– Sergio Agüero: done deal.
– Eric Garcia: done deal.
– Depay: Barça made their proposal, waiting for Memphis final answer.
Barcelona are doing some great business this season, with four potential free signings arriving. The last candidate, Memphis Depay, is yet to confirm his final decision about the move to Barcelona. However, the Blaugrana have offered him a 2-3 year deal and he is considering his options before committing to the club.