Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich were keen to sign Georginio Wijnaldum in the summer. The Dutchman’s contract with Liverpool will expire in June. And the player was open to starting talks with clubs showing interest since January.
With Liverpool still not making any move to tie down the player. Various clubs have been trying to sign the Dutch midfielder. According to recent reports, Bayern Munich did hold talks with Wijnaldum’s agent. Discussing making a move to Germany in the summer.
However, according to Abendzeitung, Bayern has back off from their interest in him. The reason being the huge wage demands of Gini Wijnaldum. Bayern Munich understands that there is no possibility for them to accept his demands. And hence conclude that they will not be pursuing the midfielder.
With their history in signing Manuel Nuer, Lewandowski, and Goretzka. The Bavarians are not new at signing key players for free. However, the club finding Wijnaldum’s demands excessive. There is no possibility for Bayern to pursue their interest in him. This will lower the competition for other interested clubs.
Bayern Munich to pursue alternative
Gini Wijnaldum has been a key player for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. The Dutchman has a very good tally during his time at Anfield. After making 299 apps for the Reds, he has a total of 22 goals to his name. This is an impressive tally and also shows that he is a dependable ace.
Hence, he was able to gain the attention of many clubs. Although Bayern Munich are backing off from signing the Dutchman. Clubs like FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Juventus and PSG are still keeping close tabs on him. Bayern are now focusing their interest on Borussia Monchengladbach player Florian Neuhaus.
The 24-year-old has been in great form for the Bundesliga side this term. Florian was able to net 5 goals and also set up 5 more in 27 appearances. He is a very valuable player for Borussia Monchengladbach. But Bayern are keen to lure him in this summer. Transfermarkt value the German midfielder at £34.2m. But Gladbach may not be selling him for that amount. However, Bayern will look to talk through with the club.
Florian currently has a contract running until June of 2024. Hence, Bayern will have to go through some tough negotiations to urge the club to sell him. Afterall, Neuhaus is tipped as Gladbach’s next generation superstar. Hence, they will not be happy with the idea of losing a player of such caliber.
Wijnaldum has the interest of many European clubs
In addition to Bayern Munich, a host of other European clubs are tailing the Dutchman. FC Barcelona has been the most prominent name heard in resonance to the midfielder. The Catalan club manager Ronald Koeman was keen to reunite with Gini at Camp Nou. And even made some contacts with the player in recent times.
However, if the player is to demand high wages, Barcelona may drop their interest. Also, reports suggest that the Catalans will have to sell Pjanic to make room for Wijnaldum. In addition to that Joan Laporta is focusing on prioritizing La Masia stars. This will pave the path for stars like Illiax Moriba into the main squad.
Chelsea, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain are also keeping close tabs. However, Chelsea and Juventus are prioritizing to add more attacking power in the summer. Hence, if Wijnaldum keeps the bar high, the clubs are likely to drop their interest in him.
There are still a couple of months left until the summer window opens. Negotiations and discussions are going on accordingly and anything can happen in the meantime. However, if Gini Wijnaldum and his agent don’t lower their bars. The clubs showing interest in the player at the moment may follow suit with Bayern Munich.