The Reds may decide to replace the Netherlands international with another Dutch midfielder.
Based on reports fromCalciomercato
are eyeingAZ Alkmaar
’s replacement, as the Netherlands captain has set his heart on joiningBarcelona
when the season ends.
took over at Barca, he has been keen on signing with the 30-year-old. The Dutch tactician had been Dutch national teams’ manager before and convinced Wijnaldum that he has a brighter future at Camp Nou.
Barcelona could not put pen to paper with him last summer due to financial limitations, so they have waited for the Netherlands international to hit free agency. Barca are also considering adding Manchester City’s Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero to their squad.
As the midfielder will depart in the summer, the Reds are on the lookout for a suitable replacement and Koopmeiners meets the requirements. The 23-year-old has met the back of the net 39 times in 141 games for Az Alkmaar which made him a high-profile player.