Georginio Wijnaldum – ‘That played an important role in my decision for PSG’

Georginio Wijnaldum was not disappointed by the news that he would be leaving Liverpool after five seasons. Paris Saint-Germain made a proposal to the thirty-year-old midfielder. It soon became apparent that the French superpower was his next employer. Trainer Mauricio Pucettino had already wanted Wijnaldum to join him at Tottenham Hotspur but a departure was not in the plans.

Wijnaldum, who presented at the presentation on Thursday, stated that “my contract with Liverpool was expired” and that many clubs had already signed up to me. PSG TVLet’s get back to the summer’s transfer woes. “When PSG offered me a place, I was impressed by the contact and decided to only go to this club. Mauricio Pochettino wanted to me at Tottenham Hotspur so we had good contact. PSG also showed their desire to attract me. It played a major part in my final choice,” says Orange international.

Wijnaldum is keen to play a central role at PSG’s attack side, given the club’s attacking philosophy. This is where there are some similarities to Liverpool’s playing style. “That philosophy suits my well and I can happily indulge in it at PSG. It’s the football I love. Wijnaldum knows that good football should eventually bring about prizes. They made it to the Champions League final in 2020, ed. Last season, they reached the semifinals. They are working hard on this project, and we are building a team to accomplish all our goals.”

The summer addition is eager to make his debut at Parc des Princes. “I would love to be able to experience that stadium as a player. I was impressed by the experience of playing here in the Champions League match against Liverpool. PSG’s supporters are 90 minutes ahead of their team and never lose heart. PSG won the 2-1 victory and the fans were certainly a part of that,” Wijnaldum says. He is still in Paris until mid-2024.


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