Newcastle United have put in an offer of 16m Euros (£11.5m) for Georginio Wijnaldum according to PSV reporter Rik Elfrink, writing in the Dutch press on Wednesday afternoon.
The journalist who covers PSV Eindhoven, says that he thinks that agreement could be reached as early as today, though PSV are holding out for ‘a few million (Euros) more’.
Elfrink says that both Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay, who recently joined Manchester United, had an agreement that they would stay one more year and try to win the Dutch title before then the club not standing in the way of their moves elsewhere.
After fulfilling their side of the bargain and being the main players as they won the title by a massive 17 points, it looks as though both players will now be playing elsewhere.
PSV leave for their pre season training camp in Switzerland on Thursday so it could well suit them as well to get this deal completed sooner rather than later.
Rik Elfrik’s article which appeared on AD.NL
‘PSV captain Georginio Wijnaldum is on the threshold of a move to Newcastle United.
The club from the Premier League has a bid of 16 million euros deposited with PSV.
The champions seem to be willing to sell their captain for a few million more . The expectation is that on Wednesday it is possible both clubs can reach an agreement .
Wijnaldum sees himself leaving for Newcastle. In Steve McClaren , the club has a manager who is familiar with Dutch football . Moreover, the international would be with compatriots Tim Krul , Daryl Janmaat , Siem de Jong and Vurnon Anita.
PSV and Newcastle are in negotiations about the transfer fee. Wijnaldum (24) last year extended his contract with PSV. He wanted to be like Memphis Depay and have a league title goodbye to Dutch football. PSV promised to be flexible in order to keep the duo.’