Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is set to join Paris Saint-Germain after Mauricio
Pochettino convinced the Dutchman to reject a move to Barcelona at the last minute.
The former Newcastle man looked set to move to the Camp Nou at the end of the season
after failing to agree on a new deal to stay with Liverpool.
Ronald Koeman has a close relationship with Wijnaldum having managed the midfielder
during his time as Netherlands boss and the Catalans had been confident that the 30-
year-old was set to join the club.
However, widespread reports now claim Wijnaldum is now on the cusp of joining Paris
Saint-Germain after the Ligue 1 giants hijacked the move at the last minute.
Wijnaldum will sign a deal that runs until 2024, earning a salary expected to be over
£200,000-a-week. It will come as a huge blow to Barcelona, who had believed that the
chance to link up with former national team coach Koeman and compatriot Memphis
Depay would be enough to convince him to stick with his original decision.
The Liverpool star would be a major coup for whichever club lands his signature, having
proven himself to be an elite midfielder during his five years at Anfield. Wijnaldum was a
key figure in the side that won the Champions League in 2019 and ended the Reds’ 30-
year wait for a Premier League title 12 months later.