According to Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta is thinking about tabling an offer for Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum in the January transfer window.
Inter are considering a similar operation to the Christian Eriksen one, with the Nerazzurri potentially tabling a €15m offer for Wijnaldum at the mid-season point, six months before his contract expires.
A January move may be the best way for Inter to secure Wijnaldum’s signature, as they face competition from Barcelona but it doesn’t seem like the cash-strapped side will have funds until the summer.
If they do find themselves in a head-to-head battle with the Catalan outfit, it will be difficult for them to win unless their offer is financially much better, as Wijnaldum may not wish to reject a reunion with his former Dutch national team boss Ronald Koeman, with the legend confirming his transfer desire.
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Wijnaldum has started 17 of his 20 appearances across all competitions this season, he’s certainly still a key player for the Reds as he’s played the entire 90 minutes in all but one of their league games.
With the Dutch international playing such a key role for the Reds both on and off the pitch, it seems incredibly unlikely that Jurgen Klopp would sanction the mid-season sale of one of his most trusted.
Potentially netting €15m for a player who looks set to walk on a free this summer looks good on paper – but that’s it – Wijnaldum will be worth his weight in silverware come the second-half of the season, with the Reds serious contenders to defend their Premier League title and win the Champions League.