Liverpool midfielder is a reported target for Antonio Conte’s Serie A title challengers Inter Milan.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s future at Liverpool is under threat from reported interest from Inter Milan.
TMW report Inter see Wijnaldum as an affordable midfield option this summer.
The report does state that Inter understand their chances would be over if Wijnaldum signs a new contract at Liverpool, although so far no renewal deal has been struck.
Inter’s interest in Wijnaldum fits a clear pattern of targeting established Premier League talent.
It is a strategy overseen by Inter boss Antonio Conte, who has seen the players he has targeted first hand during his stint at Chelsea.
He has signed Christian Eriksen, Victor Moses, Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young, and Wijnaldum is a player he has coached against too.
The 29-year-old is a proven star and has a Champions League winner’s medal on his CV too.
He would be a good addition for Inter, who would provide him with an opportunity for a new challenge.
That’s what has appealed to Inter’s current ex-Premier League cohort, and Liverpool should be concerned.
Wijnaldum has a genuine alternative option to the Reds, which may prove tempting. That didn’t seem to be the case before.
Certainly this will strengthen his hand in negotiations for a new deal, at the very least.