After having had a few weeks of vacation in the wake of Euro 2020, Georginio Wijnaldum arrived in Paris to sign his three-year contract with PSG. The Dutch midfielder took the opportunity to affricate its ambitions.
It was the first formalized by Paris Saint-Germain, but Georginio Wijnaldum has just set foot in the capital. The Dutch midfielder arrived in France this week, and he signed his contract this Thursday, which will bind him with PSG until 2024. The vice-champions of France have pulled off a nice blow by recovering a very valuable player for a collective.
Here we are, our new hometown @Paris 🙌🏾
|| 🇫🇷 Here we are, our new hometown 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/OxH7SuEevk
– Gini Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) July 21, 2021
“I showed in the clubs that I went through that I am a player who wants to win, explains Wijnaldum on the PSG website. I have this mentality of always wanting to do better, to learn from my teammates and my coaches. I will try to bring this mentality to the team, and integrate myself into the workforce as quickly as possible. “ He adds: “In Liverpool we played very attacking football, that’s the best part. Playing for the attack is a philosophy that suits me, and Paris Saint-Germain is a team that plays this football, this football that I love and that suits me. “
Pochettino already wanted him at Tottenham
Wijnaldum also took the opportunity to reveal the reasons that led him to accept the offer of PSG, after having been courted at length by FC Barcelona. ” I was at the end of my contract, and several clubs contacted me. When Paris came to meet me, everything went very well, and I quickly wanted to join Paris Saint-Germain. Mauricio Pochettino had already approached me at the time, to sign me for Tottenham, so I had already talked a lot with him. The whole club made me feel that they really wanted me, that played a big part in my decision ”, explains the one who will wear the n ° 18.
After winning the Champions League and the Premier League with Liverpool, “Gini” intends to further enrich his record with PSG. “Winning titles is very important, that’s what we all want to accomplish as a footballer. And Paris wants to win, it’s a club that has progressed a lot over the years, which has played in a Champions League final, which also reached the last four last season. I think the project is beautiful, and we are building a team to fulfill these objectives ”, he promises.
Our new midfielder @GWijnaldum will wear the number 1⃣8⃣ this season!
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) July 22, 2021