Georginio Wijnaldum has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a three-year contract after leaving Liverpool on a free transfer. The Dutch international was rumoured to join Barcelona after having played under Ronald Koeman for the national side.
Having agreed terms to join Barcelona, the midfielder decided to join Paris Saint-Germain after they offered him twice the salary. Speaking to the club’s website, Wijnaldum said “Signing for Paris St-Germain is a new challenge for me.”
“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 St-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.”
Jurgen Klopp thanked Wijnaldum for his services at Liverpool, and said “I will miss the player he is like crazy – highest-quality ability, one of the smartest players I have ever had the privilege to coach.”
“His contribution was off the scale, a manager’s dream. But as a person he’ll leave just as big a hole.”
“Of course, he is now someone else’s and on behalf of the team we wish him great success in France with PSG. Farewell, Gini: you came, you saw, you won the lot. You’re a Liverpool legend now and forever.”