Arrived at Liverpool in the summer of 2016 for 27.5 million euros, Georginio Wijnaldum came out of a full exercise with Newcastle despite the demotion of the Magpies. Installed directly as one of the strong men of Jürgen Klopp, the native of Rotterdam did not take long to win in the workforce. Versatile, he found his place in midfield as and when he was decisive with the Reds. The highlight is the 2019 Champions League and the 2020 Premier League, which have rewarded so much effort over the years.
Also part of the Dutch selection, Georginio Wijnaldum found himself at a crossroads at the age of 30. In a Liverpool team which has had a difficult year marked by injuries, he was slowing down like many teammates. Arrived at the end of a cycle, he did not extend his contract and thus found himself free for this summer. From then on, the clubs came forward in order to recover an experienced player with many references in the Premier League and Champions League.
PSG have doubled FC Barcelona
To afford Georginio Wijnaldum, many clubs came forward such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan. But the most insistent was FC Barcelona where Ronald Koeman, his former coach with the Netherlands, had made it one of his priorities. Long seduced by the idea of joining the one who had given him more responsibilities with the Oranjes, Georginio Wijnaldum finally changed his mind. The arrival of Paris Saint-Germain in this case has changed everything.
With an interesting offer, the capital club quickly gained the upper hand over the Catalans. Wanting to densify its midfielder with a player of character accustomed to high-level games, PSG therefore bet on Georginio Wijnaldum. The Ile-de-France residents signed him for three years, until 2024. The PSG thus cracked a press release to announce the news. “Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce the arrival in its squad of Georginio Wijnaldum. Arrived from Liverpool, the Dutch midfielder is committed to the capital club until June 30, 2024. “
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) June 10, 2021