Transfer options revealed if Georginio Wijnaldum departs as Aouar and Bissouma linked

Goal Liverpool correspondent Neil Jones has outlined potential Wijnaldum replacements with his contract expiring in the summer.
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Goal's Liverpool correspondent has outlined potential midfield reinforcements if Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum leaves in the summer.

The 30-year-old's contract expires in the summer and has been allowed to hold negotiations with foreign clubs since January.

He has been everpresent for the Reds this season and was dubbed the most consistent player in the Premier League by Sky Sports Pundit, Gary Neville, and manager Jurgen Klopp on Wednesday.

In recent weeks, there have been multiple reports circulating on a number of possibilities and rumours.


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With his contract situation nowhere closer to a resolution, talk turns to who will replace the former Newcastle midfielder?

Neil Jones reported that Liverpool are eyeing a number of targets in the summer after manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that without Champions League they would struggle to 'excite' potential targets.

Klopp, as quoted by Goal, said: "Sure, you want to excite some players. 

In the beginning, we were sitting with some players who had offers from clubs who played in the Champions League and it was like ‘ok, sorry, we can only offer nothing or Europa League!'"

Jones says that a new midfielder would be required if he was to leave. 

Wijnaldum has captained Liverpool twice this season as Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and James Milner were all sidelined through injury.

There were a number of names thrown into the ring including; Florian Neuhaus,  Brighton’s Yves Bissouma and Lyon midfielder Hossam Aouar.


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The latter has been heavily linked with Mikel Arteta's Arsenal in recent months, most recently in January.

The Mali international and the Frenchman are currently valued on Transfermarkt for £11.7million and £45million respectively.