Liverpool willing to listen to offers for the Dutchman

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Liverpool central midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum could leave the club this summer with the Merseyside Reds willing to listen to offers for the Dutchman.

The former PSV ace moved to Anfield in 2016 for a fee of around £25m after impressing during a single campaign at Newcastle in the previous season.

The Dutchman has influenced during his three-and-a-half seasons at Anfield and was a crucial component in last season’s Champions League-winning side.

But the club are yet to agree on a contract extension with Georginio Wijnaldum, and his current contract is set to expire in 18 months.

The Athletic claim the Merseyside Reds are open to his departure and would instead cash in this summer to avoid losing him on a free a year later.

The club are not ruling out a new contract for the 29-year-old midfielder, but Takumi Minamino’s arrival could establish pivotal.

Jurgen Klopp does not want to block the Japanese’s development, but he faces stiff competition for a starting spot in midfield.

Georginio Wijnaldum has attracted significant interest from Spain and Italy with the Merseyside Reds confident they could make a considerable increase on the £25m they paid for him in 2016.