For Ronald Koeman, It was a great setback that the transfer market was closed without being able to specify two additions that the Dutchman considered keys to improve the performance of FC Barcelona: Memphis Depay (Olympique de Lyon) Y Eric García (Manchester City). However, the Barça club, aware that both end their contract in the summer of 2021, prepares a second attempt to take both in the winter market.
In addition to the Dutch forward and the Catalan defender, Ronald Koeman also noticed a footballer to reinforce the midfield: Georginio Wijnaldum. In his interview with the Dutch newspaper AD, the FC Barcelona coach admitted that he wanted the ‘red’ player in the summer and hinted that he still sees it as necessary, which is why there will also be a second attempt to bring him from the Liverpool.
Ronald Koeman was very clear about the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum That, remember, also ends contract in June 2021 and would have an affordable price in January. “Our interest in him, in any case, was independent of whether Leo messi he stayed or left FC Barcelona. In general, I think our team could use a little depth, especially without the ball, “he argued.
Although the Dutchman believes that the priority is to strengthen the lead, he still has Georginio Wijnaldum very much in mind. “He has a great sense of space, he can reach the goal fantastically well from the center of the field, he could really contribute something to the team,” he said in a key future, lamenting that in summer “the economic situation was known to the club, its position finally had less priority than, for example, the right back or the forward position “.
Wijnaldum, a very versatile midfielder
FC Barcelona took notice of this 29-year-old midfielder due to the great experience acquired after a long career in which its benefits have gone from less to more, with a great progression. In his beginnings, he was a player of three quarters of the field upwards, playing as a midfielder or winger. Over the years his game has diversified and he is now an effective off-road midfielder in many facets of the game.
Georginio Wijnaldum is a footballer who has a presence in both areas, with a deployment that allows him to help defensively but also reach the auction in the offensive zone. Physically it is a marvel, but it also stands out technically both for its good handling and for its reliability in the construction of the game. Without a doubt, his arrival would bring robustness and versatility to the FC Barcelona midfield.