It was in tune with the times, it is now confirmed. Georginio Wijnaldum will wear the colors of Paris Saint-Germain next season. After having satisfied his medical examination Wednesday in the Netherlands, country where the player is currently preparing for Euro 2021 with his selection, the midfielder signed his contract with the club in the capital. He is now linked to Paris until 2024.
At 30, and while the transfer window has just opened, the international “Oranje” (75 selections), becomes the first recruit of PSG, who had been looking for an experienced medium for many years. seasons now. This is a great operation since “Gini” was at the end of his contract with Liverpool.
He also tried to explain this Wednesday, during a press conference with his national team, the reasons which pushed him not to extend his lease with the Reds. “People see it from the outside and don’t understand it,” he explained. There are a lot of fans asking me why I didn’t just accept Liverpool’s offer to extend my contract. But that’s not all. It is about much more than that. There are things going on behind the scenes that are beyond your control as a player. I will explain this to you after the tournament, because now only the Oranje (the selection of the Netherlands) count. The staff, club employees and my teammates would have liked to keep me. I told them more. After that, they completely understood my decision. Its important to me. “
With Liverpool, Georginio Wijnaldum won the Champions League in 2019, but also the Premier League the following year. For Vikash Dhorasoo, consultant La Chaîne L’Équipe, he is a weighty reinforcement for Paris, which topped the competition of Barça in this file: “To the right, to the left, in front of the defense: he is strong, he puts goals , he moves forward. It is good what! At Liverpool, he was more of a backup player and slowly he became a starter. It’s not nothing I find when you start in a team like Liverpool, with a coach like Klopp, and Liverpool wanted to extend you, that Barcelona wanted you too. It’s a pretty good sign to get a player like that back. “
Technically comfortable, Wijnaldum is not a pure sentinel. He has a certain versatility that will bring a little more variety to the Parisian midfielder.
On Thursday afternoon, shortly after the transfer was made official, Liverpool released a clip in tribute to the Dutch international accompanied by this message: “a key part of so many of our magical moments”.