Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman’s stance over Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum

Barcelona are ready to ease their current crisis with a move for Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum.

New boss Ronald Koeman will be hoping to add his own additions as the likes of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi expected to depart the Nou Camp.

Wijnaldum is into the final year of his contract on Merseyside, meaning Koeman could poach him on a free next summer or Liverpool could be forced to sell this summer.

And Mundo Deportivo report the Dutch boss has 'endorsed' the signing of his fellow countryman.

Koeman knows Wijnaldum well from their time together with the Netherlands, while Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong also shares a close relationship with the Liverpool man.

It is unclear if Reds chiefs will be able to persuade the midfielder to sign a new deal.

However, should Barca make a move in the next few months, they will have pay at least £100m due to a clause which originated when the club signed former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.

The Daily Mail report Liverpool inserted a sneaky clause into the £146m deal back in 2018, meaning Barca now must pay a £100m premium next time they try to nab one of Jurgen Klopp's players.

To add, Barcelona want to offload some players before making a move for Wijnaldum, which could give Liverpool time to tie their man down to a new bumper deal.

Speaking about his time at the club recently, the Anfield man told LFC TV: "My first season when I came here it was also a tough start with three away games because the stadium was not ready – this is quite similar. We just have to see how it's going to look with supporters and all that.

"But in the Premier League all games are difficult, especially in the beginning because everyone is fresh. We just have to train good, trying to play the games as good as possible and prepare ourselves for the season.

"We don't know what we can expect. We know the fixtures and everything is tight and that you're going to play a lot games.

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"But I think we will see how tough it is when we are in the situation, when you play game after game. Then we're going to see how tough it is.

"But we dealt with that situation before in some periods in the season. We know how to deal with it but it's going to be difficult. Most periods of the season we're going to play a lot of games. We just have to deal with the situation.

"You just want to do as good as possible and I already said it in my previous interviews that you never know what you deal with during the season. I just hope we can deal with every situation we will get in and make it as good as last season."

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