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Wijnaldum urged to sign new contract: ‘Why leave a club like Liverpool?’

Georginio Wijnaldum shouldn’t be concentrating on leaving Liverpool but on signing a new contract with the Reds, says former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes. The Dutch midfielder will enter the final six months of his contract in January and will be allowed to talk with other clubs. FC Barcelona has often been linked with Wijnaldum and it is expected that the Spanish club will make a move for Wijnaldum.

Scholes feels he should push aside the interest from Spain and sign a new contract with Liverpool. “Why would he want to leave, the way they (Liverpool) are playing with attacking football every week? He was linked to Barcelona but it never came off, but why would you want to leave? I think they’ll win the league again and it’s an exciting team for him to play in.”

“He’s a Barcelona style player and he could fit into Barcelona’s system and there’s that Dutch connection is going to be big at Barcelona. Especially with Koeman there or for how much longer we don’t know because they’re struggling, but why would you leave such an exciting team?” Wijnaldum joined Liverpool in 2016 from Newcastle United and he has played 204 games for the Reds.

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