The one-time Liverpool player has secured a relatively big transfer deal.
Well, another one.
Liverpool released Georginio Wijnaldum just over 12 months ago after the Netherlands international failed to agree a new contract with the Reds.
Judging by the fact that Jurgen Klopp’s side won two titles last season – and nearly won four – you can tell that the German coach and his players didn’t miss Wijnaldum much.
The former Newcastle United midfielder joined Paris Saint-Germain at the hands of Bosman but struggled greatly under Mauricio Pochettino last season.
But he just managed to make another big step.
Wijnaldum has signed Jose Mourinho to Roma on a season-long loan arrangement.
Mourinho may be a declining force for what he used to be in management, but he remains a “special” coach and could make the return of the same Wijnaldum that Klopp opened up at Liverpool during his five-year spell on Merseyside.
You could argue that Klopp did not replace the 31-year-old.
None of his three signings this summer have been midfielders and that could cost the Reds quite a bit.
That’s because Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out due to injury again, as are Curtis Jones and Naby Keita, well, no one will support the Guinea international to stay fit all season.
No one is saying Liverpool should have re-signed Wijnaldum, but if he regains his best form in Italy it will be a reminder that Klopp never replaced the player.
She didn’t do much damage last season, but it could happen this time.
In other news, the Tottenham star said he almost joined Arsenal in 2019, and Manchester United
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