Serie A outfit Roma are looking to make the final decision on loanee midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum’s future in the next few days.
According to a report from Il Messaggero via TuttomercatoWeb, the Giallorossi are considering whether to exercise the buyout clause for Georginio Wijnaldum from French side Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. The Dutchman is slowly getting back to his stride after being out with an injury since joining the Italian capital side on loan from the Ligue 1 champions.
Wijnaldum was dynamic in his gameplay yesterday against Sampdoria as he hit the post once, won a penalty for striker Paulo Dybala to score and himself registered his name on the scoresheet. Since his Liverpool days, the 32-year-old has been a reliable player and the injury at the start of this season put Roma officials in a state of indecisiveness over him. The player would be interested in staying in Roma beyond this season and that could be a key factor in the move.
However, it is expected that the Giallorossi have already started negotiating with Paris Saint-Germain to lower the buyout price of around €8 million, as they are pushing on the fact that Wijnaldum was unavailable for most of the season.
Jose Mourinho’s future at Roma remains uncertain and should he stay the manager for next season, it is doubtful that the Dutch midfielder will be a permanent player of his team.
Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN