Liverpool name price for Barcelona target Wijnaldum

September 6, 2020

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield on May 07, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool are willing to sell Gini Wijnaldum to Barcelona this summer.

The Mirror says Liverpool have told Barcelona it will cost them £15million to land Wijnaldum.

Ronald Koeman wants to take the Dutchman to the Nou Camp – and Wijnaldum is looking to move with less than 12 months left on his Anfield contract.

But cash-strapped Barca were hoping to land the 29-year-old midfielder for around £10million.

That doesn’t match Liverpool’s valuation of a player who cost them £23million when he arrived from Newcastle four years ago.

Jurgen Klopp wants to bring in Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara – but Liverpool feel the German club’s £30million asking price is too rich.

Squeezing more money out of Barcelona will add to a kitty that has been reduced by the coronavirus pandemic.

The club’s American owners will not contemplate Wijnaldum leaving for free next summer.

Both Barca and Liverpool believe a compromise will be reached.