French club PSG has hijacked the transfer of Georginio Wijnaldum which was set with Barcelona. The former Liverpool reportedly will sign a 3-year contract with PSG running until 2024.
Wijnaldum was set to sign a deal with Spanish giant FC Barcelona just a few days back. The verbal agreement between Barcelona and Wijnaldum side was already done.
Barcelona was preparing for the medicals of a Dutch midfielder. According to reports, Barcelona was going to send their medical teams to a Dutch training camp to complete the medical testing.
That’s when PSG came into the scene. PSG made an offer Wijnaldum cannot refuse. According to Fabrizio Romano, PSG offered twice the money as Barcelona.
Wijnaldum’s contract with Liverpool is going to finish next month. He was already confirmed to be released by Liverpool on a free transfer. Also, he was given a farewell at Liverpool as well.
The Dutch midfielder played a vital role in Klopp’s squad to win the Champions League title and league title after 30 years of waiting. Several European clubs, including Bayern Munich were also interested in the midfielder. But, it looked like Koeman’s side Barcelona were favorites to seal the deal on free.
But bad luck for the Spanish side, PSG made the intervention. According to Fabrizio Romano, PSG head coach Pochettino called him more than 50 times to steal the midfielder. They offered generous financial motivation to Wijnaldum to join the French side. The offer seemed favorable to Wijnaldum as he was one of the underpaid players as compared to other superstars.
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