Georginio Wijnaldum responds to speculation

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Newcastle United, Sunderland, West Ham United, Swansea City and Southampton have all been linked with PSV’s Georginio Wijnaldum.

PSV midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has told The Chronicle that he is not worried about his future.

The Netherlands international has been linked with a move to Premier League outfit Newcastle United this summer.

According to The Chronicle, the Magpies have already held talks with Wijnaldum’s representatives, although they have yet to make a formal bid.

The 24-year-old has admitted that he is aware of the interest in him, but he has made it clear that he is concerned only with pre-season training at PSV at the moment.

“The clubs must first reach an agreement,” Wijnaldum told The Chronicle. “I hear a lot of rumours but as long as nothing has become finalised, I focus on my job at PSV.

“My agent will inform me when something is about to materialise and only then will I start to consider the offer and take a decision – but not now.”

Good signing

Wijnaldum is one of the better players in the Eredivisie and helped PSV win the league title last season.

The former Feyenoord midfielder scored 14 goals and created 41 chances in 33 Eredivisie games during the 2014-15 season.

The 24-year-old had a pass accuracy of 84% and a shot accuracy of 54%, and won 17 headers, 63 dribbles and 26 tackles.

Other interested clubs

According to a report in The Daily Mail last month, Sunderland want to sign the 24-year-old, while Premier League rivals West Ham United, Swansea City and Southampton could also be interested (as per the same report).

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