Dirk Kuyt reacts to Wijnaldum's impending Liverpool move

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich

The Newcastle United forward is set to complete a move to Anfield this week.

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

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has reacted to Georginio Wijnaldum’s impending move to Anfield to De Telegraaf, saying it is a wonderful move for the Dutchman.

HITC Sport exclusively revealed two weeks ago that the Reds had entered the race for Wijnaldum’s signature this summer.

They stepped up their interest over the last week as they opened negotiations with the Magpies for his signature.

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

A £25 million fee has now been agreed; with it expected he will complete a move before the weekend and join them on their pre-season tour of the USA.

And reacting to the imminent move, Kuyt says that the Reds have been targeting a move for him for a number of years.

“A wonderful transfer for Gini. The best compliment for him was that his name in my time at Liverpool buzzed inside the club,” he told De Telegraaf.

“When I played for Liverpool, I heard them frequently say that he would be a wonderful asset one day. He is now at a top club in England and he’ll be at home.”

Newcastle United's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Swansea's Angel RangelNewcastle United's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Swansea's Angel Rangel

It now remains to be seen where Wijnaldum will fit into the current Liverpool team given the options Klopp has at his disposal.

There a currently a number of attacking midfielders in the squad, with several players seeking to play in the number ten role.

Given the money they are paying for the Dutchman he is unlikely to be sitting on the bench and it will be interesting to see which current star makes way to accommodate him.

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

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