Report explains why Newcastle United set high Wijnaldum asking price

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

Liverpool have had a £25 million bid accepted for the forward.

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

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle United ramped up Georginio Wijnaldum’s asking price because of a sell on clause owed to PSV Eindhoven.

The Dutch midfielder joined from PSV last summer and impressed in his first season in the Premier League, finishing as the Magpies top goalscorer despite their relegation to the Championship.

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 NewcastleGeorginio 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 NorwichGeorginio 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 NewcastleGeorginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the first goal for Newcastle

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