Report: Newcastle demand £30m fee for Georginio Wijnaldum, Premier League rivals deterred

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich

Newcastle have reportedly slapped a £30m asking price on Georginio Wijnaldum - putting Everton, Roma and West Ham United off.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over NorwichGeorginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth goal against Norwich

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle have set their asking price for Georginio Wijnaldum at £30m - potentially ending interest from Everton, Roma and West Ham United.

The Magpies suffered relegation to the Championship after a torrid season, but there is hope for fans after manager Rafael Benitez agreed a new contract to stay at the club.

Whilst Benitez is staying, some players may not follow suit, and one player behind heavily linked with a move away from St. James' Park is midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

Georginio Wijnaldum scores the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spot

The Dutch international, 25, joined Newcastle from PSV Eindhoven last summer and arrived with a huge reputation, having hit 18 goals and five assists in his final season for PSV.

Wijnaldum's first season at Newcastle was up and down; 11 goals and five assists is a decent record, but he went missing during the club's relegation fight, and many fans were left frustrated by his performances towards the end of the season.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

However, clubs remain keen on signing Wijnaldum, with the Daily Mail reporting that Roma want him to replace Miralem Pjanic, who has been sold to their Serie A rivals Juventus.

The problem for Roma is that Newcastle have reportedly set their asking price at an astronomical £30m - more than double what they paid for him last summer.

Newcastle United's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Swansea's Angel Rangel

Roma have allegedly been left shocked by Newcastle's valuation, whilst the report also claims that Everton and West Ham have been put off too, having been interested in signing Wijnaldum this summer.

It remains to be seen whether Newcastle can be talked down from such a huge price, but right now it seems that the Magpies are determined to keep the playmaker on Tyneside.

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