Paris Saint-Germain confirmed the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum on Thursday. The Dutch midfielder, at the end of his contract with Liverpool, is committed until 2024.
Paris Saint-Germain is holding up its first summer recruit well. The capital club announced on Thursday the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum, the Liverpool midfielder, who has signed up for the next three seasons.
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At the end of his contract with the Reds, where he played since 2016, Wijnaldum therefore arrives free in Paris. A nice blow for the vice-champions of France, who managed to attract a player who seemed to be heading towards FC Barcelona, before receiving the beautiful Parisian proposal (a salary close to 10 million euros per year).
Wijnaldum was one of the driving forces behind the Liverpool midfielder, who formed a perfectly complementary trio with Fabinho and Jordan Henderson. If he is not strictly speaking a creator, since the game of the Reds mainly went through the side and the three in front (Salah, Mané and Firmino), “Gini” is able to bring its volume of play, and his ability to project himself into the penalty area.
PSG thus recovers an experienced player (30 years old), able to string together meetings (he has played 175 Premier League matches out of 190 possible with Liverpool). All without paying transfer fees. “Joining Paris Saint-Germain is a new challenge for me, said Wijnaldum after signing his contract. I join one of the best training courses in Europe and I am keen to be able to bring my desire and my determination to this ambitious project. Paris Saint-Germain have proven their status in recent years and I am sure that together, for our supporters, we will be able to go further and higher.. “