Liverpool ‘table Georginio Wijnaldum three-year contract’ with salary hike

Liverpool have reportedly tabled a new long-term contract for Georginio Wijnaldum with a whopping salary increase.

Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum’s future is currently up in the air with his initial five-year contract set to expire at the end of this season.

The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to Barcelona where he would form part of former Holland boss Ronald Koeman’s new look side.

However, Liverpool are keen to keep hold of Wijnaldum, who has played a key role in their recent success.

And the Anfield hierarchy have tabled a new three-year deal with a huge 40 per cent wage hike, according to Calciomercato.

That would take his weekly wage above £100,000-a-week – but it’s thought that money isn’t the main factor as Wijnaldum navigates the crossroads laid out before him.

The Holland international been playing in the Premier League since joining Newcastle in 2015, and the prospect of playing in another country interests him.

Wijnaldum offered very little when he was recently asked where his future would lie.

Speaking to Dutch outlet Het Parool, he said: “I can’t say anything about that. Just ask Liverpool those questions. Don’t they answer?

“I cannot say anything about it, including whether or not there is talk of a new contract between me and Liverpool. Sorry.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insisted there were no underlying issues as to why Wijnaldum was yet to commit his long-term future to the club.

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He said in August: “It’s all between us and the player, it’s all good in the moment. All fine. Gini looked very good in pre-season, played a couple of good seasons for us.

“So that’s all I can say about that.”

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