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Liverpool are interested in bringing former midfielder Gini Wijnaldum back to Anfield on loan this summer, according to the Irish Daily Star,
The 31-year-old Dutchman has struggled during his first season with PSG, scoring just 1 Ligue 1 goal, and is consequently looking for a way out.
With Liverpool’s hunt for a new star midfielder postponed until next summer, Wijnaldum could prove to be the perfect short-term solution for them.
It would be a move which would suit both parties well.
Wijnaldum could re-discover his form in comfortable surroundings, and Jürgen Klopp’s engine room concerns would be eased.
It would also give Liverpool time to think about exactly who they want to recruit as a new midfielder next summer.
The Reds have been linked with a number of players this summer including Gavi, Jude Bellingham, and Nicolo Barella. Three very different players.
Klopp can use this season to think about exactly what type of midfielder he needs.
Whether Wijnaldum is available for transfer is not yet clear.
With the PSG managerial situation not yet resolved, it is difficult to say where Wijnaldum stands in the PSG squad.
Nice manager Christophe Galtier is currently the favourite to take the job, and his plan for PSG could include Wijnaldum.
Whether Klopp looks to bring in a short-term solution in midfield this summer likely depends on departures.
The Anfield club reportedly want to keep Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but if a suitor can be found for him, he’ll probably be moved on.
If Oxlade-Chamberlain does go, the need for a new midfielder this summer of course increases.
That leaves Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson, Keita, and Milner as the five senior options available to Klopp.
Those are 5 players entering the business end of their career who won’t be able to play every week next season.
It is important Klopp has a sixth option to keep things fresh.
As such, a move to bring Wijnaldum back to Liverpool would be wise. However, for the time being, it looks unlikely to occur.