Speculation is rife that Georginio Wijnaldum may be coming back to England, after leaving Liverpool in the summer.
Liverpool released the Dutch midfielder after refusing to meet his wage demands, before he punted to join Paris Saint-Germain.
But it hasn’t been a brilliant time in the French capital and TeamTalk have reported that Newcastle – who sold him to Anfield in 2016 – want him back in January.
However, could Michael Edwards consider bringing him back to Merseyside? Because he should.
Let’s face it, a peak Wijnaldum would still get into Jurgen Klopp’s first XI.
Not only because he’s brilliant, but because Klopp is losing a hell of a lot of midfielders.
Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Naby Keita are all absent as of right now, as is James Milner and Jordan Henderson is only back.
Liverpool never replaced the Netherlands international during the summer and they’re one injury to Thiago or Fabinho away from all-out disaster.
Logically you would think the Reds won’t meet his salary demands now, if they didn’t six months ago.
And that’s true, but are Newcastle going to break the bank to sign a 31-year-old who might want to leave again in six months if the relegation-threatened Magpies go down? Probably not.
Bottom line is that if he’s considering a move to St James’s Park, it’s probably going to be for less money than he’s on with the Ligue 1 giants.
And therefore a return to Liverpool can’t be rubbished because wages may not be an issue anymore.