Tottenham Confident Of Beating Liverpool & Everton To Land £25m Midfielder

By on July 10, 2016

The summer transfer window is now open so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Tottenham are confident of signing Georginio Wijnaldum…

Tottenham Hotspur are confident they can win the race ahead of Liverpool and Everton to land £25m-rated Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum this summer, according to the Mirror.

Wijnaldum enjoyed an impressive debut season at St James’ Park after scoring 11 goals as well as providing 5 assists in his 38 appearances last season having made a £14.5m move from PSV Eindhoven last July.

The Dutch international was unable to prevent Newcastle from being relegated to the Championship following their 18th-placed finish and he’s one of several players who’re now expected to be on the move this summer.

It looks like Wijnaldum is set to be offered an immediate return to the Premier League as the Mirror claim that Tottenham have joined Liverpool and Everton in the race to sign the 26-year-old.

Everton are desperately trying to use their newly-found wealth to strengthen their squad following a disappointing campaign while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also believed to have identified Wijnaldum as a potential target as he looks to put his own stamp on the squad at Anfield.

However, the newspaper suggests that Spurs made enquiries over a potential deal last week and are understood to be confident they can beat the Merseysiders to Wijnaldum’s signature as they have a number of players they are willing to use as part-exchange while the north Londoners are also able to offer Champions League football.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has been busy rebuilding his squad following their relegation and while the Spaniard would no doubt love to keep hold of Wijnaldum, realistically he knows it’s going to be extremely difficult given the pedigree of the clubs showing an interest in luring him away this summer.

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We’ll have to wait and see how things progress over the coming days but the Mirror also claim that the Magpies have told interested parties that they won’t do business for anything less than £25m, which is over £10m more than they paid 12 months ago.

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Only time will tell whether the likes of Tottenham or Liverpool will be prepared to meet that figure but I think Wijnaldum would be a solid addition for any Premier League club if they are able to get a deal agreed with Newcastle this summer.

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4 Comments

  1. Peter

    July 10, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Sick of hearing this now will he won’t he sign for Spurs Liverpool etc The simple fact is he’s under contract with NUFC and Newcastle Utd are in no need to sell, he’ll only go if someone offers 25 to 30 million whether he’s worth that is another thing Newcastle are not desperate to sell, and if teams like Liverpool and Spurs don’t pay up what the asking price is he’s going nowhere. There’s been no bid and I doubt there will be one to match what we are asking! If Rafa wants to keep him he’ll be going nowhere.

    • AndyMac

      July 10, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Agreed with Peter. Either make it worth our while at £30m or go look elsewhere. Levy always believes he’s a hard ball merchant so lets see how much of that hard ball he can handl ?

  2. Tony Borg

    July 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    He will go but I don’t think it’ll be Spurs that get him, probably Everton.

  3. Matt

    July 11, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Listen this deal makes a heck of a lot more sense than the gotze deal. One time in recent history we have bent out wage scale to bring in a player and if backfired terribly Emanuel adyebyor does anyone remember that fiasco? We have a wage scale for a reason and it is performance based I can’t see levy bringing in a fresh player and putting him at the top of this scale. You risk alienating players like Kane and loris who have years if service to this team sand if gotze is unable to improve his form u may have another incident where a player holds a team hostage with a crazy wage wijndelum has less risk and fits our team better

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