Sources had suggested that the Merseyside club were interested in bringing the Dutchman back to Anfield, but Romano has dispelled this myth and described the rumours as ‘fake’.
He has instead asserted that the Liverpool board’s priority is to extend Naby Keita’s contract, with the Guinean’s current deal expiring in the summer of 2023.
After signing Darwin Nunez from Benfica for £85 million to replace Sadio Mane, who is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich, it has been suggested that Jurgen Klopp’s attentions will turn to rebuilding an ageing midfield in this transfer window.
Wijnaldum was reported to be a primary target in order to achieve this goal this summer, but it would now appear these rumours were merely speculative.
The 31-year-old does not fit the age profile that Liverpool are supposedly going after to restock in this department.
Instead, players like 19-year-old Fabio Carvalho, who signed for the club from Fulham this summer, fit the profile the Red’s are looking at.
The plan is to acquire younger players who can develop under Klopp and eventually replace the likes of Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho - all of whom are over 28.
Former red Wijnaldum was undoubtedly successful in his time in the North West, but Liverpool are unlikely to return to him.
The Ducth international left on a free transfer for PSG last summer, and experienced an underwhelming first campaign in France.
He played 31 games in Ligue 1 and scored just one goal. He is expected to leave the French Champions in this window, but despite Liverpool being mooted as a potential destination, this would appear unlikely.
The former Newcastle man spent five years at Anfield, making 237 appearances for the club, whilst scoring 22 goals. He also won both the Premier league and the Champions League in his time on Merseyside.
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