Gini Wijnaldum to return at Mourinho’s disposal this week

Andy Mattioli

Good news for Jose Mourinho who is soon expected to be able to rely on one of the capital club’s top summer signings in Georginio Wijnaldum.

The Dutchman continues to recover from a fracture he suffered in training on 22 August which sidelined him for nearly five months.

The ex-Liverpool man is expected to return from his fractured tibia injury sometime within the next 3-4 weeks.

According to Corriere della Sera, Wijnaldum will undergo a crucial medical test on 15 December – before the team’s departure to Portugal – to assess the final stretch of his recovery.

Given his recent progress, the player will in all likelihood be allowed to participate in group training and be slowly reintegrated with the rest of Mourinho’s men.

Thus, after almost four months of waiting, Mourinho will finally get to embrace his top midfielder, with Wijnaldum looking to return to the pitch sometime in mid to late January.

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