Wijnaldum Almost Joined Spurs

Last updated : 30 October 2018 By Footy Mad - Editor

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed that he almost joined Tottenham Hotspur from Newcastle United in 2016.

Wijnaldum, 27, moved to Liverpool from Newcastle in July 2016, and has made over 100 appearances during his time at Anfield.

The Netherlands international has revealed that he had "a really good conversation" with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino when it became clear that he would be leaving Newcastle.

However, the central midfielder ultimately decided to join Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

"I had a really good conversation with Pochettino. But we didn't come to an agreement. Not just me – Newcastle also didn't come to an agreement with Tottenham," Wijnaldum told the PFA.

"When I spoke with Jurgen he made me feel really good. He gave me a lot of confidence because he said he liked my way of playing football.

"Three days after our meeting they had reached a deal and I didn't think twice. This is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I wanted to make the transfer and I'm happy that I did."

Wijnaldum has scored once in 13 appearances for Liverpool this season.