Liverpool have signed 25-year old Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum for £25 million from Newcastle United. Fans on Twitter didn’t really know what to make of this transfer.
The versatile Dutchman had been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, but the Reds have snapped him from the Toons for a sizable transfer fee. Wijnaldum is the fifth signing by Klopp and Liverpool this summer, after Joel Matip, Sadio Mane, Loris Karius and Ragnar Klavan.
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) July 21, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Sky sources: Newcastle accept bid in region of £25m from Liverpool for Georginio Wijnaldum. #SSNHQ
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) July 21, 2016
• Fee agreed: £23m plus £2m in add-ons
• Medical on Friday
• Will join squad in America
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) July 21, 2016
However, Liverpool fans were left a bit confused by this latest transfer business. Wijnaldum joins an already packed midfield consisting of Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana amongst others.
@CarlAmbage bit out of the blue! Just wondering how Coutinho Firmino Mane Wijnaldum Can Grujic Henderson Milner Lallana are gonna fit…….
— James Leyland (@JayLeyland) July 21, 2016
Why do Liverpool want Wijnaldum when they have 4 top quality CAM’s ???? 25 mil aswell #BadBusiness
— Alex Holbrey (@Holbers) July 21, 2016
Why exactly are Liverpool going for Wijnaldum? Another player whose best position is CAM
— Samy (@WasNeverAToon) July 21, 2016
— shaunmclean (@shaunmclean) July 21, 2016
It’s quite clear Wijnaldum isn’t here to play as a CAM. Seems that Klopp will try convert him into a proper CM. Could work.
— Dëm (@TheJurgenaut) July 21, 2016
Wijnaldum will be an excellent signing if used right,he’s a CAM imo not a cm or cdm I feel due to the amount of CAMs we have he may play cm
— Kloppaholic (@Kloppaholic10) July 21, 2016
— James Kelly (@james_kelly9) July 21, 2016
— Fawad Parvez (@fawadparvez) July 21, 2016
Really interested to see where Klopp will play Wijnaldum, whether it’ll be in a midfield three, at CAM, or on the wing
— Liverpool Polls (@LiverpoolPolls) July 18, 2016
Wijnaldum is, presumably, the alternative to Zielinski. Central/wide midfielder with decent pace. Not quite CAM, not quite CM.
— J (@JayDiddly) July 18, 2016
Wijnaldum is good, but where does he fit in? We need a quality CM and a top LB. Instead, we are keeping Moreno and signing another CAM😩
— Tommy Dinnegan (@TommyD110) July 18, 2016
I understand the acquisition of Klavan due to the CB injury crisis but a natural CAM Wijnaldum for £20m while a CM is more of a priority?
— Futbol Writer (@Futbol_Writer) July 18, 2016