Former Liverpool defender Philipp Degen says that Georginio Wijnaldum should not consider a move to Barcelona in the interest of making more money. He has warned the midfielder against such a move with an example from Emre Can’s book. After having enjoyed a decent amount of success with Liverpool, Can made the free transfer to Juventus a few years ago. Since then, his career has been on the decline due to a lack of regular first-team action and inability to settle in the Italian league. It appears that Wijnaldum could be heading down the same route, as his contract runs out in the summer.
“This is a big question – the same, a little bit, as Emre Can.In football, I always say to every player that of course, in the end, you want good money, but in my life, I think a very important part in life is to see not only money, but everything.I don’t know if it is only because of money, but he is in one of the top teams ever. What is the next step? Real Madrid?Or maybe Barcelona?I don’t know but I don’t think he will be a star in these teams,” saidDegen.