The Dutch star is in the final six months of his contract with Liverpool.
Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey has claimed that Liverpool will not allow Wijnaldum's contract to end without a plan and that the Reds are expected to replace him.
The Dutch midfielder's contract expires at the end of the season and he could leave the club as a free agent in the summer. There has been no offer from Liverpool to extend the Dutch midfielder's contract. Rumor has it thatBarcelona
are among the clubs looking to sign him and Ronald Koeman, who has worked with Wijnaldum in the Dutch national team, intends to reunion. Heskey now claims that Liverpool
have no plans to sign Wijnaldum.
“I would love him to stay. If he does go, do you think Liverpool don’t have replacements or a replacement in mind?
“He’s going to be 31 [in November] so he’s probably the wrong side of what everyone classes as being on the up.
“For Liverpool, it’s about trying to get the best deal for them. It’s a negotiation. If you are that far apart then it won’t happen. If you are close, then something could possibly happen.”
Heskey added on Wijnaldum switch to Barcelona:
“You’re going to play for a manager that you already know. You know what they are capable of doing and they will have sold you a project."
“I’m pretty sure he will have spoken to that manager and they will have sold a project they are building. They will have a looked at a five or 10-year project and he will have said ‘yes, I can be a part of this’ or ‘no, I don’t want to be part of it because it doesn’t look solid enough’.