Tottenham Confident Of Beating Liverpool & Everton To Land £25m Midfielder
Tottenham Hotspur are confident they can win the race ahead of Liverpool and Everton to land £25m-rated Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
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.
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.
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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