Charlie Adam offers opinion on how much Liverpool-bound Georginio Wijnaldum is worth

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has commented on Georginio Wijnaldum's imminent move to Liverpool.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring the first goal for NewcastleGeorginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring for Newcastle

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has told BBC Radio Five Live's Football Daily that he is backing former club Liverpool in their pursuit of Georgino Wijnaldum.

The Reds may have already snapped up Sadio Mane from Southampton, but they're now moving for another attacking midfielder in Newcastle star Wijnaldum.

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

The Dutchman, who joined Newcastle from PSV Eindhoven last summer, hit 11 goals and five assists for the Magpies last season, but couldn't keep the club in the Premier League as they suffered relegation.

Wijnaldum played his part in that, as he failed to score a goal way from home all season, and went missing towards the end of the campaign, serving up some anonymous displays for Newcastle to prompt major frustration from Magpies fans.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich

Regardless, Wijnaldum now looks set to make an instant return to the Premier League. Sky Sports report that Liverpool have agreed a £25m deal with Newcastle to sign Wijnaldum, and he will undergo a medical with Jurgen Klopp's side immediately.

£25m is almost double what Newcastle paid for Wijnaldum just a year ago, and some believe that Liverpool are overpaying for the playmaker based on his poor second half of last season - but former Reds midfielder Charlie Adam has backed the move.

Charlie Adam celebrates after scoring the first goal for StokeCharlie Adam celebrates after scoring for Stoke

Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Stoke midfielder Adam called Wijnaldum 'excellent', and thinks £25m is a fair price for Liverpool to pay, even suggesting he could be worth around £30m.

Adam added that Wijnaldum would be a great addition for any team in the Premier League - and that specific team now looks like being Liverpool.

"I think he's excellent," said Adam. "I think he's worth £25m, maybe £30m even though they've been relegated. I think he's a very good player, and he'd be a great addition to any squad in the Premier League," he added.

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