The Gini’s out of the bottle! PSG confirm they’ve signed free agent Wijnaldum after his Liverpool exit… and Dutch midfielder will double his money compared to what Barcelona were offering him
- PSG have announced the signing of Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
- The Ligue 1 side beat Bayern Munich and Barcelona to the player’s signature
Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
The Holland international – who left Liverpool as a free agent this month – had attracted interest from several European giants including Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
However, the 30-year-old chose the Ligue 1 side ahead of their competitors for the 2021-2022 season.
PSG have announced the signing of former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Wijnaldum chose not to sign an extension to his contract with Liverpool at the end of the season.
The 30-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, however, the presence of Mauricio Pochettino at PSG proved to be too inviting.
Wijnaldum spoke highly of the PSG boss before he joined Liverpool and is now set to join him in France.
Wijnaldum, who made 237 appearances for Liverpool since joining from Newcastle in July 2016, will be looking to go ‘further and higher’ with his new club.
Wijnaldum spoke highly of the PSG boss before he joined Liverpool and will join him in France
Wijnaldum (left) will leave Liverpool after five hugely successful years with the Reds
Speaking of his decision to join PSG, Wijnaldum said: ‘Signing for PSG is a new challenge for me.
‘I’m joining one of the best squads in Europe and I want to bring all my desire and commitment to this ambitious project.
‘PSG have proved how good they are in recent years and I’m convinced that together, with our supporters, we can go even further and higher.’
Having previously won the Champions League and Premier League during his five-year spell at Anfield, Wijnaldum will be beneficial addition to Pochettino’s side.
Wijnaldum says that joining Paris Saint-Germain will be a good challenge for him next season
Speaking about leaving Liverpool during his final appearance as a Red, Wijnaldum said: ‘The only regret I probably will have is that I couldn’t leave with a title or a prize, that would be really, really good for me, for the fans and for everyone.
‘But everyone knows the circumstances we had during the season. It was really difficult – really difficult. But if you look how we changed it around, a few weeks ago I don’t think a lot of people would have thought that we could finish third and qualify for the Champions League.
‘That’s a good one. I’m happy we could bring Liverpool to the Champions League and that I basically put them in a good spot when I leave.’
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