Wolves transfer news: Wanderers eyeing Gini Wijnaldum
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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers eyeing Gini Wijnaldum

Wolves are reportedly keeping tabs on PSG midfielder Gini Wijnaldum.

According to 90min, the French giants will allow the Netherlands international to leave the club this summer.

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The 31-year-old joined the club last summer on a free transfer after running down his contract at Liverpool.

But it has not been a good spell for Wijnaldum at the Parc des Princes thus far.

He was unable to become a regular last term under Mauricio Pochettino, starting just 18 games. Nine of those came in 2022.

PSG are ready to move him on, and are looking to bring in former Wolves transfer target Renato Sanches to replace him.

PSG would prefer to sell, but know that his high wages could prove to be a stumbling block for a lot of clubs. A loan is therefore likely.

Apparently there is interest from Italy, Germany and Spain, and a number of Premier League clubs are also taking an interest.

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Wolves are keeping tabs on the situation, as are West Ham United and Everton.

Wolves fans have been frustrated so far this summer, with the club yet to make any new signings.

The club have been strongly linked with moves for Joao Palhinha and Matheus Nunes, but there have been suggestions that Ruben Neves needs to be sold first.

Earlier this week, it was claimed that it was increasingly possible that Neves and Joao Moutinho would both be staying at Molineux.

Wijnaldum goes against Wolves’ transfer policy, but loan move could be shrewd move

It would be a huge surprise to see Wolves going after Wijnaldum this summer.

The club tend to focus on bringing in younger players with potential to develop and become big assets.

Wijnaldum is 31 and would have very little resale value.

So perhaps Wanderers should consider making a loan move for the former Anfield star.

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He did struggle last term, but Wijnaldum had a very successful time in the Premier League with Liverpool, and has vast experience.

He very rarely had a poor game in a red shirt. At the time of his departure, Jurgen Klopp said of Wijnaldum (liverpoolfc.com): “I will miss the player he is like crazy – highest-quality ability, one of the smartest players I have ever had the privilege to coach. His contribution was off the scale, a manager’s dream.”

Wijnaldum is reportedly on wages of £160,000-a-week at PSG (De Telegraaf). Realistically, Wolves would need the French club’s help in paying them if a loan deal was to be explored.