PSG sign Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool on a three-year deal, the French
club announced on Thursday. Wijnaldum, 30, had been expected to sign for
Barcelona until PSG made a late offer
The midfielder is currently on international duty with the Netherlands ahead
of Euro 2020. Wijnaldum has also become, at 30 years of age, a key member of the Dutch
national team in recent years where he has earned 75 caps, netting 22 goals, and helped
the Netherlands finish third at the FIFA World Cup 2014. Before that, Gini had
represented his country at U17, U19, and U21 levels.
The Midfielder moved to Liverpool from Newcastle United for £23 million in 2016 and
made a total of 237 appearances for the club, winning the Premier League and
Signing for Paris Saint-Germain is a new challenge for me,” said the midfielder after
joining. “I’m joining one of the best squads in Europe and I want to bring all my desire
and commitment to this ambitious project.
“Paris Saint-Germain have proved how good they are in recent years and I am convinced
that together, with our supporters, we can go even further and higher.”
The move brings an end to Wijnaldum’s time at Liverpool, where he made 237
appearances, chipping in with 22 goals and 16 assists as well.