Georginio Wijnaldum shouldn’t be paid as a lot because the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane if he agrees a deal to remain at Liverpool, former England striker Darren Bent has mentioned.
Netherlands common Wijnaldum is out of contract at Anfield on the finish of the season and appears unlikely to agree new phrases with the Premier League leaders within the coming weeks.
The 30-year-old has been rumoured to be searching for wages that might put him on a par with the likes of strikers Salah and Mane, however Bent believes that any hike from his reported £75,000-a-week deal mustn’t make him a high earner.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp (left) is eager to maintain midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on the membership
Ex-Premier League striker Darren Bent (left) doesn’t imagine Wijnaldum ought to be a high earner
Bent informed Soccer Insider: ‘He is been very, superb however no, I am not placing him on the identical wages as Salah, Mane – even [Roberto] Firmino, for that matter.
‘However to sort of catapult your self to the place [Virgil] van Dijk is, Alisson… them two, for example, modified lives at Liverpool after they got here in.
‘So to say you need to be on the identical sort of degree as them, I do not assume so. You possibly can’t get away with that.
‘He actually deserves a much bigger wage than he is in all probability on however to say that he desires to be one of many high earners, in the identical bracket as them guys – no.’
Bent says that the reliable Wijnaldum can’t command the identical pay as Mohamed Salah
Wijnaldum was one in all supervisor Jurgen Klopp’s earliest signings after becoming a member of the membership in 2015, shopping for the midfielder from Newcastle for £25million in July 2016.
Klopp has typically described Wijnaldum as going beneath the radar throughout his massively profitable time on the membership, together with serving to the Reds to the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League title final season.
Wijnaldum has been nearly ever-present to date this season, taking part in in all of Liverpool’s Premier League video games and solely failing to finish 90 minutes on three events.
The previous PSV and Feyenoord star additionally performed a significant half in Liverpool qualifying from the Champions League knockout levels, solely being totally rested for his or her last group recreation.
Bent doesn’t admire Wijnaldum as a lot as Virgil van Dijk (left), who he claims ‘modified lives’