June 12, 2021

Gini Wijnaldum completes PSG transfer after walking out of Liverpool

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Gini Wijnaldum has completed his move to the French side PSG transfer after his contract expired on Merseyside, and a sensational u-turn from Barcelona.

The Dutch international was a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s title-winning side during the 19/20 campaign, and he claimed a Champions League triumph whilst at Liverpool.

However, his contract expires in the summer, allowing Wijnaldum to move freely around Europe, and after looking set for Barcelona just a week ago, he has joined Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG side.

PSG reportedly hijacked the deal after the French side offered to double the wages that Barcelona were offering the Dutchman.

Wijnaldum has joined PSG on a three year deal after his Liverpool contract expired
Wijnaldum has joined PSG on a three year deal after his Liverpool contract expired

Wijnaldum joined Liverpool in 2015, after a successful season with Newcastle, and he went onto make 236 appearances for the red half of Liverpool.

However, the two parties reached a stumbling block in negotiations over a new contract, with Liverpool unwilling to meet the 30-year-old’s demands.

It’s understood that PSG tabled a huge offer, and a personal phone call from Pochettino was enough to seal the deal that will see Wijnaldum link up with players such as Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

He has penned a three-year deal with the French giants.

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BREST, FRANCE - MAY 23: Coach of PSG Mauricio Pochettino during the Ligue 1 match between Stade Brestois 29 and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade Francis Le Ble on May 23, 2021 in Brest, France. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
A personal phone call from Poch convinced him to join him in the French capital

PSG are looking to bolster their squad after they lost their stranglehold on the Ligue 1 title, surrendering it to an un-fancied Lille side.

The Parisians are rumoured to be closing in on a deal for Italian shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma – who is also available on a free – as they look to regain their French crown and capture an elusive Champions League.

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