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Liverpool Would 'Happily Take' Ligue 1 'Flop Of The Season' In Midfield

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Liverpool Would 'Happily Take' Ligue 1 'Flop Of The Season' In Midfield

Pundit Noel Whelan has claimed Liverpool would happily welcome back Paris Saint-Germain flop Georginio Wijnaldum

Wijnaldum departed Merseyside for PSG last summer on a free transfer, but the Dutchman has endured a difficult debut season in Paris and was recently named Ligue 1 Flop Signing of the Year.

The 31-year-old is now reportedly up for sale as the French champions look to move on from him and bolster their options in the midfield department.

In the past week, Wijnaldum has been linked with a return to Anfield, although this rumour has now been debunked by reliable sources.

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However, it did result in one English football pundit pondering whether the Reds and their supporters would welcome back the former Newcastle man if the opportunity presented itself this summer.

Noel Whelan told Football Insider that the Premier League club would undoubtedly want to reunite with Wijnaldum, who enjoyed a highly successful six year spell in the North West.

“If you ask the majority of Liverpool fans, they’d probably want him back,” Whelan said. 

Gini Wijnaldum has had a tough time at PSG
Gini Wijnaldum has had a tough time at PSG
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“When it comes down to the manager and the logistics of everything, it’s very hard to bring a player back so soon after they’ve left. Once you’ve made that decision, you’ve got to stick to that decision.

“He’s a fantastic player and he’d be a stop-gap; that’s all he would be. Liverpool need a more solid base when it comes to that midfield player that comes in. Someone with a bit of longevity. 

“I think they are doing the right thing by biding their time and waiting for the right people to become available and go into the club for years and not just one season.”

Wijnaldum managed 38 appearances across all competitions for PSG last season, scoring three goals and registering three assists. The Netherlands international is under contract at Parc des Princes until 2024 and according to Transfermarkt, is valued at 18 million euros.

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With the World Cup the winter approaching, the midfielder will be eager to get a move as he looks to cement his place in the Dutch squad.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Gini Wijnaldum, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours, Transfers

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