PSG Officially Announce Georginio Wijnaldum

Paris Saint-Germain have officially announced the signing of Gini Wijnaldum who will join the French side on July 1st when his contract expires with Liverpool.
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Gini Wijnaldum has officially been unveiled as Paris Saint-Germain's new player. Wijnaldum is will join the French side until 2024 and will reportedly earn €9.5million a year.

Mauricio Pochettino's side hijacked the Dutchman from Barcelona, who were said to have a verbal agreement with Wijnaldum. Gini could've joined his former international manager Ronald Koeman but after conversations with Pochettino he opted to join the French giants. 

The 30-year-old was ever present in Liverpool's team this year, he played 50 games and was a big part in helping Liverpool retain Champions League football.

Liverpool are going to miss Wijnaldum massively, he has been the only midfielder the past couple of seasons who has always been fit. If Liverpool want to replace the 30-year-old then they're going to have to search far and wide to find someone similar to Gini.

Georginio Wijnaldum Jurgen Klopp

Gini Wijnaldum and Jurgen Klopp clapping the fans at Anfield

In a recent interview with Votebal, Wijnaldum had this to say on the situation with leaving Liverpool, "I'll explain that after the tournament, because now only Oranje counts. 

What I do want to say is that the people at the training complex, the employees of the club and my fellow players would have liked to keep me.”

Gini went on to say "I did tell them more. After that they completely understood my decision. That's important to me."


It seems like there is still going to be some drama with the Wijnaldum exit after the EUROs. 

Whatever happens, Gini Wijnaldum will go down as one of Liverpool's best Premier League players and he will have moments that will live on in supporters memories for years to come.

Thank you for your service Georginio Wijnaldum and good luck with your new journey. You'll always be remembered fondly by the Anfield faithful.