Gini Wijnaldum’s first words after leaving Liverpool for Paris Saint-Germain
Following his departure from Liverpool, Georginio Wijnaldum has been confirmed as a PSG player.
When his Anfield contract ends at the end of the month, the Dutchman will officially quit the Reds.
Agents for Wijnaldum met with Barcelona president Joan Laporta twice in the last two weeks to explore a three-year contract at Camp Nou.
It appeared that he was poised to join the Catalan club, but PSG are reported to have swayed Wijnaldum’s decision, owing to a more generous offer.
Wijnaldum has agreed to a three-year contract with the Ligue 1 club and is scheduled to join them after Holland’s Euro 2020 campaign.
“Signing for Paris Saint-Germain is a new challenge for me,” the Dutchman stated of his move.
“I’m joining one of Europe’s top squads, and I want to give everything I’ve got to this big undertaking.
“Paris Saint-Germain has proven how good they are in previous years, and I am confident that we can go even far and higher together, with our supporters.”
Wijnaldum explained how the Liverpool dressing room responded to his decision to quit the club this summer during an interview earlier this week.
He told Dutch website Voetbal International, “Now is not the time to talk about Liverpool and the reason I left.”
“That’s something I’ll do after the competition. Then everyone would understand why things went the way they did.
“That’s the issue: people on the outside don’t grasp what’s going on. Many supporters have questioned why I did not simply accept Liverpool’s offer to extend my contract.
“Of course, that’s not all. There’s a lot more to it than that. Things happen behind the scenes that you as a player have no control over.
“After the, I’ll explain. The summary comes to a close.