PSG confirm the signing of Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum for free as Dutchman joins on a three-year deal worth £165,000 a week after tax after snubbing Barcelona
- 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.
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.
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