PSG sign Georginio Wijnaldum for free as midfielder leaves Liverpool

Wijnaldum, 30, leaves Liverpool after winning the Premier League and Champions League at Anfield

Lawrence Ostlere
Thursday 10 June 2021 14:30

Georginio Wijnaldum will join Paris Saint-Germain when his contract with Liverpool expires at the end of June. Wijnaldum, who is currently preparing to captain Netherlands at Euro 2020, has signed a deal with PSG running until 2024.

Wijnaldum, 30, had also been considering an offer from Barcelona after deciding to embark on a new challenge away from Anfield, but chose to join up with Mauricio Pochettino at PSG, who will pay him around £8m per year.

“I am joining one of the best clubs in Europe,” Wijnaldum said. “PSG has proven this status in recent years and I am sure that together, for our fans, we can go even further and higher.”

Wijnaldum won the Premier League and Champions League during a five-year spell at Liverpool, as well as the Uefa Super Cup and Club World Cup. He famously scored twice as they came back from a 3-0 defeat at the Nou Camp to beat Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield and reach the Champions League final.

On the final day of the season, Wijnaldum said: “The only regret I probably will have is that I couldn’t leave with a title or a prize, that would be really, really good for me, for the fans and for everyone.”

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