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Barcelona, who still don't know if Ronald Koeman will continue as coach, acquires one of the best midfielders in the world

Georginio Wijnaldum arrives in Barcelona for free from Liverpool.
Georginio Wijnaldum arrives in Barcelona for free from Liverpool.

Georginio Wijnaldum, a 30-year-old midfielder, is one step away from becoming Barcelona's new reinforcement. This was clear this morning, when the Dutch lawyer Jan Kabalt, the footballer's representative, was caught leaving the Camp Nou offices by media that were actually waiting there for a meeting between Joan Laporta and Ronald Koeman to define the coach's future.

Georginio Wijnaldum arrives in Barcelona for free from Liverpool. Photo: Twitter

Although it was first thought that Kabalt was in the offices of the Blaugrana stadium on behalf of Koeman, everything became clear when Barcelona itself announced that the meeting between the president of Culé and the Dutch coach will take place in the afternoon. In this way, the negotiations for the arrival of Wijnaldum were confirmed.

The midfielder, who had already been linked to the Catalan club in the previous transfer window, ends his contract with Liverpool on June 30, for which he would negotiate the arrival of him as a free player. This was precisely what put him in the orbit of Bayern Munich in recent days. Is that, in times of economies hit by the coronavirus pandemic, incorporating at zero cost is a priority for everyone.

Both the journalist Fabrizio Romano, who specializes in pass markets, as well as the Netherlands media assure that Kabalt negotiates a three-season contract with Barcelona and that he will try to close it before the start of the Eurocup, on June 11. It is worth clarifying that the arrival of Wijnaldum, according to Mundo Deportivo, doesn't depend on Koeman's continuity because hiring him would not represent any expense to the institution.

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