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Liverpool edge ahead of Tottenham in race to sign Netherlands international

Liverpool have edged ahead of Tottenham in the race to sign Newcastle United’s Georginio Wijnaldum according to the Mirror newspaper.

The report states that the €25 million valuation set by Newcastle has deterred interest from Tottenham who feel the asking price is too high for someone who cost £14.5m a year ago.

The Mirror goes onto say that Liverpool are preparing to table a bid for the 25-year-old this week and that the player wants out of Newcastle following last season’s relegation.

Wijnaldum joined the Magpies from PSV Eindhoven last season for £14.5million and Newcastle are looking to to make a significant profit on their investment.

Rafa Benitez’s side have made it clear that they want at least £25 million for the 25-year-old.

Wijnaldum was one of Newcastle’s few bright sparks last season scored 11 goals. The Echo also states that 25-year-old  has attracted the attention of several Premier League sides including Tottenham.

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