The Dutch international is being courted in Beijing.
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spot
Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is being chased by several Premier League clubs this summer.
The Dutch international was one of the few shining lights from Newcastle’s relegation season last term and The Sun recently reported that Liverpool were ahead of both Everton and Tottenham Hotspur in a £25 million pursuit of the midfield dynamo.
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the first goal for Newcastle
Liverpool are now believed to be the front-runners for his signature, but according to a report in De Telegraaf they might want to get a move on.
The Newcastle star is said to have interest from China, in particular Beijing, in a deal that would make him one of the highest paid players in world football.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp
The same report makes it clear that Liverpool remain the first-choice of the player – who wants to remain in the Premier League.
However, money talks – just ask Graziano Pelle!
Italy's Graziano Pelle scores their second goal
Liverpool and Newcastle are still in talks over a potential deal but should Jurgen Klopp fail to get something moving soon then Wijnaldum may struggle to reject the huge wages he would be offered to go and play his football in China.