Sport Wijnaldum reveals Spurs talks before joining Liverpool

19:50  14 september  2018
19:50  14 september  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Maybe what is expected of Liverpool is too much - Wijnaldum

  Maybe what is expected of Liverpool is too much - Wijnaldum Liverpool have won their first four games of the Premier League season, with Georginio Wijnaldum highlighting heightened expectations.Georginio Wijnaldum believes Liverpool have a long way to go to catch Manchester City despite the heightened expectations brought by the high-profile arrivals of Alisson, Naby Keita and Fabinho.

Gini Wijnaldum has revealed that he turned down the chance to join Tottenham in order to complete a move to Anfield.

Speaking to the Telegraph, the Dutchman revealed that he went as far as meeting Mauricio Pochettino to discuss a move to White Hart Lane as the two sides prepare to meet on Saturday.

“I met Pochettino when I left Newcastle. I just felt Liverpool wanted to come to an agreement quickly. Tottenham have shown over the years the quality of their players and manager.”

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He joined the Reds back in 2016 in a deal worth a reported £25 million following Newcastle’s relegation from the Championship.

Wijnaldum ends away hoodoo with Wembley goal

  Wijnaldum ends away hoodoo with Wembley goal Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum netted his first away Premier League goal as he scored the opener in the Reds' game against Tottenham.Georginio Wijnaldum netted his first away goal in the Premier League as he put Liverpool in front against Tottenham at Wembley.

Wijnaldum was a hit with the fans at Newcastle and it did not take long for the Liverpool fans to appreciate the player in a similar vein.

There were some question marks over his future at the club this summer.

He was linked with moves to Turkey following the arrivals of both Naby Keita and Fabinho, with concerns being raised about the level of game time he would get this season.

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Liverpool target Rabiot set for Man City switch .
Liverpool target Adrien Rabiot looks set to reject a move to Anfield, with the midfielder reportedly set to join rivals Manchester City on a free transfer. The midfielder is out of contract at the end of this season, and the Metro reports that the Frenchman will join Pep Guardiola’s Man City at the end of the season. Rabiot had spent a year in Man City’s academy as a youngster but returned to his home country due to homesickness. The midfielder’s talks with Paris Saint Germain have stalled as of late, meaning that the midfielder is likely to move away from the French capital on the expiration of his current deal. Rabiot had been linked with a move to the Reds, with the midfielder playing in PSG’s 3-2 defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday night. However, it now looks likely that the Frenchman will return to Manchester. Barcelona and Juventus are also showing an interest in the midfielder, with PSG likely to be open to offers in January if talks continue to stall.

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