Two ex-Premier League players criticise Liverpool's £25m transfer, cite Gotze deal as better value

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich

Liverpool are set to sign Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over NorwichGeorginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich

Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United, with SkySports reporting a £25 million fee has been agreed

The Dutchman is in demand after finishing as Newcastle's top scorer with 11 goals, despite their relegation to the Championship.

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

Yet the fee has not impressed everybody, with former Welsh international and West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon expressing on Twitter that he was unconvinced.

Another ex-Premier League player, Gary Taylor-Fletcher also expressed his belief Wijnaldum is overpriced, and cited the cheaper fee Borussia Dortmund are paying to sign World Cup winner Mario Gotze as a case in point.

Their exchange can be read below...

Liverpool were at one stage linked with a move for Mario Gotze, and he is certainly a big name which would have brought the wow factor to Anfield.

It appears though he was always set on a return to Dortmund, and Jurgen Klopp believes Wijnaldum is worth paying for. 

Given the crazy transfer market which has Manchester United pushing to complete a £100 million deal, and Manchester City spending £49 million on Raheem Sterling 12 months ago - Liverpool fans should not be overly concerned, even if Gotze would have been a better bargain.

Germany's Mario Gotze celebrates with the trophyGermany's Mario Gotze celebrates with the trophy

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