• June 17, 2021

Exclusive: Georginio Wijnaldum ‘decides to join Paris Saint-Germain’ as Ligue 1 club double Barcelona’s contract offer

 Exclusive: Georginio Wijnaldum ‘decides to join Paris Saint-Germain’ as Ligue 1 club double Barcelona’s contract offer


Georginio Wijnaldum has reportedly chosen to sign for Paris Saint-Germain over Barcelona.

The 30-year-old decided not to stay at Liverpool and leave as a free agent after five seasons at Anfield.

Wijnaldum spent five years at Anfield after joining from Newcastle in 2016

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Wijnaldum spent five years at Anfield after joining from Newcastle in 2016

The midfielder played 237 times for the club winning the Premier League and Champions League.

He was given a guard of honour by his teammates in his final match against Crystal Palace last month.

Jurgen Klopp made an emotional plea for him to stay, but he decided his future lies elsewhere.

“It is emotional for me, I lose a friend and we’ll miss him but it’s normal in football,” said the manager. “He will find a great place for whichever club is interested.”

Wijnaldum became a Premier League and Champions League winner at Liverpool

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Wijnaldum became a Premier League and Champions League winner at Liverpool

Wijnaldum has been linked with Barcelona for some time as he would link up with former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman.

Barca were hopeful of signing him and compatriot Memphis Depay on free transfers, but they’ve hit a stumbling block.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims PSG have made a huge offer to the Dutch international, something that Barcelona are unwilling to match.

Wijnaldum will feature for the Netherlands at Euro 2020

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Wijnaldum will feature for the Netherlands at Euro 2020

He wrote on Twitter: “Georginio Wijnaldum has decided to join Paris Saint-Germain. Barcelona have NO intention to raise their bid after they agreement ready by 2 weeks and medicals planned. 

“Gini is now set to accept PSG proposal until 2024 with salary more than doubled [compared to Barça bid].”

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