Liverpool’s best chance of completing a marquee signing this summer is Jadon Sancho and he should hear what Georginio Wijnaldum has to say about Anfield.
The Dutch midfielder played his final game for the club against Crystal Palace on Sunday and after being presented with a unique replica of the club’s trophy wall, he spoke to LFCTV about Anfield and his love for the club.
His voice filled with emotion, Gini said: “When people ask me, ‘How is it to play at Anfield for the supporters of Liverpool?’ it’s difficult for me to describe how it is because I cannot find the right words for it.
“I just say, ‘That’s something you have to feel.’ Going to Melwood and now Kirkby, that’s something you have to feel, something you have to see as a player. For me, that’s the most important thing I will have in my heart.
“And of course the extra things – the Champions League; the title was unbelievable, especially because the club had to wait for 30 years. Unfortunately, we couldn’t celebrate it with the fans. But they were all the extras for me.”
Wijnaldum’s time at the club was terrific. From scoring the goal to take Liverpool to the Champions League, to winning it to lifting the club’s first-ever Premier League title to helping salvage something from this awful COVID-blighted season – he’s been a splendid servant.
As he departs, however, his words and career with the Reds should serve as an important message to potential Liverpool signing Jadon Sancho, who has been linked with a move to Anfield this summer.
While the English forward could move to Manchester United or Chelsea and have a good career and potentially win a couple cups, Liverpool can offer something that no other top club can in England.
Anfield and its unique connection with its stars.
Sancho is 21-years-old and yet is already considered to be one of the best attackers in the world.
This season, despite missing 9 games with a torn muscle, the BVB forward got 16 goals and 21 assists and from a variety of positions.
WhoScored reports that he played as a winger on both flanks, as a false nine, and across the three attacking midfield roles. This versatility is hugely important because Salah, for instance, only played as a right-winger with four games at centre-forward.
Liverpool can be a little bit too predictable at times and a player like Sancho would add the element of surprise.
With Sancho at a crossroads in his fledgling career, he needs to take careful note of Gini’s comments on Anfield and the fans before he makes a decision on a move to the Premier League.
The Telegraph reports that he is available for £75million this summer and Liverpool should not hesitate in making their move to sign him.