Liverpool have agreed personal terms with Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and are set to complete a medical later on Friday, 22 July, making him the sixth signing under manager Jurgen Klopp. The Reds have been very busy in the market thus far this season and are looking to sign one more player, with a left-back high on the list of targets before the end of the window.
The Mirror reports that Wijnaldum has signed a five-year contract, worth £75,000 ($99,196) a week and will join the Liverpool squad for their US Tour before their game against Chelsea next week. The midfielder is likely to join the squad on Sunday, allowing him four days to gel with the squad and acclimatise himself to the surroundings before the big clash against Antonio Conte's men.
The Reds are also scheduled to play AC Milan and Roma in the US, before returning to England to play Barcelona in a friendly at Wembley. The Reds have completed the signings of Ragnar Klavan from Augsburg, Sadio Mane from Southampton, Joel Matip from Schalke, Loris Karius from Mainz and Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade thus far.
Meanwhile, Klopp revealed that the biggest challenge for them in America would be to get all his players fit for the fixtures. The Reds have a bunch of players who have already started training while the English and Belgian players have only just joined the group following their participation in Euro 2016.
"It is a real challenge for us because we bring the two groups together. Some have been training for five weeks because they had to start two weeks before they started with us and these players have had two weeks off and only one week training," Klopp said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
"We have to bring this fitness level together. At this moment I have no idea who I will play in the first game but for our first friendly game in the US I think we have 15 or 16 players who could go 90 minutes and we will see how the English and Belgian boys are."