Liverpool have had a £25 million bid accepted for the forward.
Georginio Wijnaldum scores the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spot
He now looks set for a move to Liverpool, who Sky Sports report have had a £25 million bid accepted for his services.
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle
That is a big asking price for Wijnaldum, who Newcastle only paid £14.5 million to bring him to St James Park.
However, it appears that the Magpies have a reason for putting such a big price on their player’s head.
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich
According to the Chronicle, his former club are due a small percentage sell-on fee of around 20 per cent from any future sale.
Although it is believed the Dutch side’s share will be significantly less than £5 million, it explains why Newcastle were so determined to get a straight fee rather than the Reds original offer of incremental fees.
Now it remains to be seen if they will look to invest the funds they do receive on finding a replacement for him ahead of next season.
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the first goal for Newcastle