Barcelona boss drops hint about possible move for Wijnaldum

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has once again hinted that the club could look to sign Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool in the future.

Wijnaldum, who played under Koeman during the latter’s time as Netherlands boss, is in the final year of his contract at Anfield and recently refused to answer questions on his future at the club.

Koeman has made no secret of his desire to bring the 30-year-old to Camp Nou and will be free to discuss terms with the midfielder from January unless he signs fresh terms at Liverpool before then.

“He’s very good but he’s playing for Liverpool. He could be an option in the future. I can’t say more,” Koeman told Sport.

The Barca boss has also publicly courted Lyon forward Memphis Depay but admitted that a January move for him would rely on the club’s fragile financial situation.

“I don’t know. There are various parties involved: Barca, his club and, of course, the financial part. I don’t want to talk about this a lot,” he added.

“I prefer to talk about players that are here. Everyone knows the positions I have said I would like to strengthen but it all depends on the club’s financial situation.”

Barcelona currently sit eighth in La Liga having won only three of their opening seven games.