Georginio Wijnaldum has been warned to consider the decisions made by Emre Can before making a call on his Liverpool future.
The Dutchman’s contract at Anfield is winding down and speculation is growing that he could move on.
Wijnaldum was one of Jurgen Klopp’s first signings back in 2016 and has more than paid back his £25m fee.
He watched on as former team-mate Can opted to run down his contract and join Juventus in 2018.
The German was made one of the highest earners in Turin but opportunities became scarce and he has since headed back to his homeland with Borussia Dortmund.
Wijnaldum continues to be linked with a switch to Barcelona where he would be reunited with former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman.
A move to the Nou Camp would likely see the 30-year-old bolster his pay packet.
But former Red turned agent Philipp Degen has urged Wijnaldum to think carefully before his next move.
He told the Liverpool Echo : “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. If I were him, I would be thinking very hard.
“We have a very tough time in this world with coronavirus and we cannot go to the stadium and see the people.
“I don’t know exactly what his status is and why he hasn’t signed, so maybe it is money, maybe he wants to move – but if I am him and I am part of this club which won the Champions League and the league – I stay in Liverpool.”
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