Report: Georginio Wijnaldum asks for Newcastle United transfer

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

Newcastle United's Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly keen not to play in the Championship next season.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spot

According to a report in the Chronicle, Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has told his agent to find him a new club.

Wijnaldum appears likely to leave Newcastle this summer, following the Tynesiders’ relegation to the Championship.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

The Dutch midfielder was Newcastle’s top scorer last season, and he seems to feel that he is capable of playing in the top flight.

Wijnaldum has already been linked with a host of Premier League clubs, and Roma are also said to be interested in the 25-year-old.

Wijnaldum is said to be keen on a move to the Italian side, but Newcastle are determined not to lose him on the cheap.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich

Wijnaldum remains under contract at Newcastle, and the North East side insist that they are not under any pressure to sell their prized assets following relegation.

Newcastle want over £20 million if they are to sell Wijnaldum, as they look to make a profit on the attacking midfielder.

Moussa Sissoko is the only other Newcastle player to have suggested that his future lies away from St. James’ Park so far this summer, with Rafael Benitez determined to keep the bulk of his squad together. 

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

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