Liverpool and Arsenal target Georginio Wijnaldum

This is a name that has started creeping into gossip columns lately; PSV’s 21-year-old winger Georginio Wijnaldum.

In fact, those who were playing Football Manager circa 2006 may remember him as an absurdly-talented teenager that you could poach from the Feyenoord’s academy.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with the player, and you can see why – he would fill a gap that exists in both sides. An attacking-midfielder that can play on both flanks as well as through the middle, he possesses that combination of creativity and goal-threat that both sides could benefit from. After a season of 10 goals and 5 assists in the Eredivisie, he’s now a full Dutch international, so anybody that wants to bring him to England will be paying a comfortable eight figures for his talents – plus, he only joined PSV in July, so the club would probably need an un-refusable offer to give-up the player.

He’s only 5ft6, so the predictable questions about his ability to exist in the Premier League remain unanswered, but his undoubted class – as well as his versatility – might prompt somebody to take a risk. Everybody knows that Arsene Wenger hates spending money in January, but Kenny Dalglish is quite the opposite – and actually he would provide the natural right-footed width that Liverpool are missing at the moment.

We’ll see.

Posted on January 4, 2012, in General, One To Watch, Rumours, Transfers and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. @ ray – Ofcos he is fast and i was hoping liverpool is gonna get him last summer but they get these 4 useless xpensive flops instead.

  2. Is he lighting quick because Liverpool NEED PACE PACE PACE

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