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Gini Wijnaldum has completed his move to the French side PSG transfer after his contract expired on Merseyside, and a sensational u-turn from Barcelona.
The Dutch international was a key part of Jurgen Klopp's title-winning side during the 19/20 campaign, and he claimed a Champions League triumph whilst at Liverpool.
However, his contract expires in the summer, allowing Wijnaldum to move freely around Europe, and after looking set for Barcelona just a week ago, he has joined Mauricio Pochettino's PSG side.
PSG reportedly hijacked the deal after the French side offered to double the wages that Barcelona were offering the Dutchman.
Wijnaldum joined Liverpool in 2015, after a successful season with Newcastle, and he went onto make 236 for the red half of Liverpool.
However, the two parties reached a stumbling block in negations over a new contract, with Liverpool unwilling to meet the 30-year-old's demands.
It's understood that PSG tabled a huge offer, and a personal phone call from Pochettino was enough to seal the deal that will see Wijnaldum link up with players such as Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
He has penned a three-year deal with the French giants.
PSG are looking to bolster their squad after they lost their stranglehold on the Ligue 1 title, surrendering it to an un-fancied Lille side.
The Parisians are rumoured to be closing in on a deal for Italian shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma – who is also available on a free – as they look to regain their French crown and capture an elusive Champions League.
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