Georginio Wijnaldum refuses to tackle contract question at Newcastle
Georginio Wijnaldum's refused to reveal whether he has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave if Newcastle United are relegated.
The midfielder joined the club last summer from Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven.
Wijnaldum made a bright start to the season, but he faded late last year and he hasn't scored since January.
And second-bottom Newcastle are now odds-on to be relegated from the Premier League after a dismal few months on the field.
Asked about his contract, the 25-year-old said: “Do I have a clause that I could get leave after relegation?
“I do not give information about what is in my contract.
“I do not think about the end of the season. I focus on the upcoming matches.
“The club is working hard to put everything in a row, and I am confident that it will be OK.”
United sacked head coach Steve McClaren last month and replaced him with Rafa Benitez.
On McClaren's dismissal, Wijnaldum said: “I am sorry, but that’s football.
“Players are not fired, and that is sometimes unfair."
“Rafa Benitez is looking for the right balance and wants to play more compact.”