Georginio Wijnaldum ‘is set to sign for PSG TODAY’ on a three-year contract worth £165,000 per week AFTER TAX, with ex-Liverpool man snubbing Barcelona for the double-money deal
- Reports in France claim a deal is now done and dusted for Georginio Wijnaldum
- The Dutchman will complete his PSG medical today and sign for the French club
- Wijnaldum had been on the brink of joining Barcelona until a better offer came in
- The midfielder is a free agent after his Liverpool deal ended and will cost nothing
Georginio Wijnaldum will today put the final touches to his big summer move to Paris Saint Germain, according to reports in France.
Everything is sorted for the Dutchman to become the latest arrival in the French capital and join the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, claim L’Equipe.
Wijnaldum had a last-minute change of heart after being on course to become a Barcelona player and link up with his former Holland manager Ronald Koeman at the Nou Camp.
Georginio Wijnaldum is set to sign his PSG deal today, according to latest reports in France
PSG’s hijack of the move, however, has been successful, after the Parisians offered the 30-year-old more lucrative terms and guaranteed a three-year contract.
According to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf, the French giants have offered the box-to-box midfielder a three-year contract with an annual salary of over £8.6million after tax.
Wijnaldum will sign the deal but officially become a PSG player at the end of the month, when his current contract with Liverpool expires.
Wijnaldum will put pen to paper and then officially become a PSG man at the end of the month
The Dutchman was a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s set-up, and featured in every Premier League game of the recent campaign.
Wijnaldum waves goodbye to Liverpool after five years at Anfield. The Dutchman has lifted the Premier League and Champions League during his time on Merseyside, playing 237 games for Klopp’s side.
Meanwhile, Barca have turned their attentions to capturing Memphis Depay after missing out on the midfielder.
The Dutchman was vital for Jurgen Klopp and was a constant in the team under the German
The Dutch international has long been a target of Ronald Koeman’s and, like Wijnaldum, his contract with Lyon expires this summer.
The Catalan side have been busy this transfer window, landing Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia on free transfers from Manchester City, while also bringing Emerson Royal back to the club from Real Betis.
Joan Laporta has given Koeman a lifeline after a poor first season in charge at the Nou Camp, offering the manager a chance to turn things around in 2021-22.