Georginio Wijnaldum expected to leave on a free transfer next summer

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Blaise Bourgeois

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Liverpool have been wheeling and dealing in the current transfer window and have ticked every single box on their summer checklist.

They were able to get cover for Andy Robertson in the form of Greece international Kostas Tsimikas, a dictating midfielder in Thiago, and cover for their explosive front three by landing Diogo Jota, deciding on the former Wolves man over Jonathan David and Ismaila Sarr.

According to The Athletic, the Reds are now completely done bringing players in this summer. Though Thiago and Jota cost up to a combined £72m, they only needed to spend £9.5m in down payments, which was cancelled out by Ki-Jana Hoever’s move to Wolves (£9m, potentially up to £13.5m).

Furthermore, the report also claims that both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Georginio Wijnaldum will not be going anywhere.

Amid rumours of a Barcelona switch, the Dutch international is fully expected to remain at Anfield for the upcoming season and leave on a free transfer next summer.

Wijnaldum is on the final year of his original five-year deal since his €27.5m arrival from Newcastle in 2016 and has been a near-permanent figure in Jürgen Klopp’s starting XI, making 189 appearances for the Reds to date.