Liverpool are set to seal their first new contract after winning the Premier League title by securing Georginio Wijnaldum to a bumper fresh deal.
Boss Jurgen Klopp has made it clear he regards a long-term contract for the Netherlands international as the German’s top priority in terms of cementing the historic triumph.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that negotiations are progressing well and all parties are confident of a total agreement after a recent breakthrough.
The 29-year-old is keen to end his career at the club where he has been a key player since his £25 million arrival from Newcastle United back in 2016.
He has sought and been given, assurances h’ll stay be a key figure in Klopp’s UEFA Champions League and Premier League-winning team.
One sticking point has been the length of the contract to replace his current agreement, which is due to expire in June of 2021. It is expected that Georginio will sign for at least four more years.
The all-around midfielder is not only a virtual ever-present in Jurgen’s side but he was also one of the seven Liverpool stars named in the top 30 of last year’s Ballon D’Or awards.
He has started 29 of their 31 PL games this season, including the masterful 4-0 demolition of fellow league outfit, Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace that came 24 hours before the title was finally sealed.
Wijnaldum has weighed in with five goals to take his tally to 18 from 179 matches for the club.