The gini is out of the bottle! PSG confirm that they signed free agent Wijnaldum following his departure from Liverpool … and the Dutch midfielder will double his money compared to what Barcelona offered him
- PSG have announced the signing of Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
- The Ligue 1 team defeated Bayern Munich and Barcelona for the player’s signature
- The Dutch international has signed a contract with the French giants until 2024
- Wijnaldum says he wants to go “further and higher” with his new club PSG
Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
The Dutch international, who left Liverpool this month as a free agent, had piqued the interest of several European giants, including Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
However, the 30-year-old decided against his competitors for Ligue 1 and agreed terms with PSG until 2024.
PSG have announced the signing of former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Wijnaldum decided not to renew his contract with Liverpool at the end of the season – despite having spent five very successful years with the Reds.
As a result, the 30-year-old was heavily linked to a move to Barcelona but Mauricio Pochettino’s presence at PSG proved too welcoming.
Wijnaldum spoke highly of the PSG boss before joining Liverpool and now joining him in France.
Wijnaldum, who has made 237 appearances for Liverpool since moving from Newcastle in July 2016, says he wants to go “further and higher” with his new club.
Wijnaldum spoke highly of the PSG boss before joining Liverpool and joining him in France
Wijnaldum (left) is leaving Liverpool after five hugely successful years with the Reds
Commenting on his decision to move to PSG, Wijnaldum said: “It is a new challenge for me to sign with PSG.
“I am joining one of the best cadres in Europe and would like to bring all of my will and commitment to this ambitious project.
“PSG have shown how good they are over the last few years and I am convinced that together with our supporters we can go even further.”
Having previously won the Champions League and Premier League during his five-year tenure at Anfield Road, Wijnaldum will be a beneficial addition to Pochettino’s side.
Wijnaldum says moving to Paris Saint-Germain next season will be a good challenge for him
Nonetheless, Wijnaldum will look back on his time at Liverpool with fond memories – having received a guard of honor in his last Liverpool game last month.
After Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Crystal Palace, which guaranteed Jurgen Klopp’s team a place in the Champions League next season, Wijnaldum said: “The only thing I will probably regret is that I am not with a title or a price that would “be really good for me, for the fans, and for everyone.”
“But everyone knows the circumstances we had during the season. It was really hard – really hard. But if you look at how we’ve changed that, a few weeks ago not many would have thought that we would be third and qualify for the Champions League.
“It’s good. I’m glad we got Liverpool into the Champions League and that I’ve basically put them in a good position if I leave. ‘