West Ham eye Wijnaldum


West Ham are one of several Premier League clubs said to be interested in signing former Liverpool and Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

What’s the word?

According to 90min, West Ham, Wolves, Leicester City and Everton are all keen on the Dutch midfielder, who looks set to leave PSG this summer after a disappointing first season in the French capital.

Despite having a contract until 2024 and making 38 appearances in all competitions last season, Wijnaldum is reportedly surplus to requirements at the Parc des Princes, as the French champions are awaiting the imminent signing of Renato Sanches from Lille.

The report suggests that a loan move is more likely at this point due to his wages at PSG, but West Ham could be the ones to benefit from any temporary deal, and if he were to rediscover the form he showed at Anfield and St James’ Park, then he would surely be a quality addition.

Would Wijnaldum be a good signing?

Wijnaldum was an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad at Liverpool during his time at the club and more than played his part in their recent success, notably scoring a brace from the bench in their famous 4-0 win against Barcelona in the Champions League.

Should West Ham sign Wijnaldum?

Yes

No

No

Even in the build-up to his departure from Anfield on a free transfer, Klopp was full of praise for the midfielder, saying:

“Gini’s character is out of the question: he is a sensational guy, completely committed to the team and the club until the last day, and we’ll see when it will be.”

He certainly sounds like the sort of character that Moyes would love to have both on and off the pitch at West Ham next season.

Although he is 31 now, his form with the Netherlands, for whom he has hit five goals in his last 13 starts, suggests that he is still more than capable of cutting it in the top flight.

 


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Considering Tomas Soucek has been linked with a move away in recent days, Wijnaldum, who his PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino once described as the “complete player“, could be an ideal successor for the all-action Czech titan in Moyes’ midfield next season.

Therefore, GSB should definitely consider a move for the £16.2 million-rated maestro this summer.

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