The Dutch midfielder’s contract with the English champions is due to expire this June 30th and he’s long been a target of Ronald Koeman at Barcelona. Wijnaldum worked under Koeman with the Dutch national team.
Born in Rotterdam, Wijnaldum began his senior career with Feyenoord before moving to PSV Eindhoven and then Newcastle United. He joined Liverpool in 2016, and has impressed with his intelligence, athleticism and versatility.
Wijnaldum would immediately improve the Barcelona midfield, potentially forming an exciting double pivot with Frenkie de Jong or sitting at the base of a three.