Wijnaldum made 237 appearances for Liverpool, providing 22 goals, predominantly from a central midfield position.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have announced the transfer of Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool. The footballer has signed with the club from the French capital until 30 June 2024. Wijnaldum will complete a move to PSG when his Liverpool contract expires at the end of June. The midfielder completed five hugely successful years with the Reds, in which he certified his status as a club legend.
“Signing for Paris Saint-Germain is a new challenge for me,” explained Georginio Wijnaldum after signing his contract, as quoted by PSG’s official website.
“I’m joining one of the best squads in Europe and I want to bring all my desire and commitment to this ambitious project. Paris Saint-Germain have proved how good they are in recent years and I am convinced that together, with our supporters, we can go even further and higher,” he added.
Wijnaldum moved to Anfield from Newcastle United in the summer of 2016 and went on to emerge as a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s team. The Netherlands midfielder made 237 appearances for Liverpool, providing 22 goals, predominantly from a central midfield position. His control, technique, strength and vision along with a preternatural ability to keep hold of possession, played a key role in the English team’s success.
Not only this, the Dutchman even stepped in as a centre-back and as a striker when deemed necessary, getting the job done with his trademark shimmering smile.
Wijnaldum stated that the only regret in his mind was an inability to leave Liverpool with a title or a prize.
“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,” he said on his final appearance with the English giants.
“But everyone knows the circumstances we had during the season. It was really difficult – really difficult. But if you look how we changed it around, a few weeks ago I don’t think a lot of people would have thought that we could finish third and qualify for the Champions League. That’s a good one. I’m happy we could bring Liverpool to the Champions League and that I basically put them in a good spot when I leave,” added Wijnaldum.