Barcelona conclude deal to sign former Liverpool star

Georginio Wijnaldum has agreed to join Barcelona on a three-year deal and will join as a free agent once leaving Liverpool next month.

The Dutch international’s contract officially expires on 30 June and he has now reached a verbal agreement to move to the Camp Nou, with the Catalan giants not having to pay a transfer fee for the deal.

He is set to be the latest of arrivals at the Blaugrana this summer, with Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero also both set to arrive at the club as free agents from Manchester City while Lyon forward Memphis Depay has also been strongly linked.

Wijnaldum worked with boss Ronald Koeman on the Netherlands national team and this signing may be a hint about the coach’s future at the club beyond this summer.

The 30-year-old made 236 appearances for the Merseyside club over the course of five seasons – whom he joined from Newcastle in 2016 – where he scored 22 goals.

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