Video evidence: Liverpool target Georginio Wijnaldum

With confirmation that Liverpool’s owners are officially looking to sell, coupled with Rafa Benitez refusing to refute speculation that he may not be in the manger’s chair next season, it is surprising that the club are being linked with bids for new players.

The Daily Mail reports that Liverpool are considering lodging a bid for one of  Europe’s hottest and most exciting young players, Feyenoord’s 19 year old attacking midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

The Flying Dutchman began his career in the Sparta Rotterdam youth team before leaving to Feyenoord as he believed that his development would be better served at Rotterdam’s biggest club.

The youngster was handed the number 25 shirt and made his debut at just 16 years and 148 days old. His talent was evident to all and he quickly became both a regular in the side and a fan’s favourite.

When watching Wijnaldum it is easy to see why he has earned such a great reputation despite being so young. He is attack minded and technically accomplished. Although predominantly right footed he is comfortable using his left too. His versatility is attractive for any manager as although he has mainly been used as a right winger, he can play on the left, as an attacking midfielder or just off the main striker.

He reads the game well has a great football brain for someone who is so young; nevertheless the real excitement comes when he has the ball at his feet. He has the full repertoire of tricks; step-overs, drag-backs, nutmegs and pirouettes are all incorporated when taking on players at full speed. He is a player that punters pay money to watch.

Wijnaldum stands at 5 ft 8 inches and makes good use of his strength to hold off defenders. He is not scared to shoot but if there is one criticism that can be leveled against him is that he should score more goals after working himself into good positions. In all he has netted 7 goals in 63 appearances for the De club aan de Maas.

Liverpool’s interest is well known to the player who publicly stated that he was happy with the English club following him but retracted the statement a short while later under pressure from his present club.

Flush with money following the completion of the Standard Chartered deal, the club do have money to purchase the player. However, his reputation is well known and a bidding war could erupt should he decide to leave.

If Liverpool acquire the player we believe he will quickly become a hero of the Kop.

To see what all the fuss is about watch video evidence here.