Barcelona’s effort to recruit Georginio Wijnaldum on a free transfer has been hijacked by Paris Saint-Germain. Wijnaldum, 30, is expected to leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the month.
Georginio Wijnaldum will sign a contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Barcelona has no intention of raising their bid after the agreement is completed in two weeks and medicals are scheduled. Gini has agreed to accept PSG’s offer until 2024, with a salary of more than double. Pochettino called him too, to convince him to join PSG, instead of Barcelona.
During his tenure on Merseyside, he was an important player for Jurgen Klopp, helping the club win the Champions League and Premier League. The German coach was desperate to keep the Netherlands international, but he has expressed a desire to move on to a fresh challenge, with Barcelona rumoured to be his preferred destination. His representatives visited with Barcelona president Joan Laporta twice last week to discuss a three-year contract extension at Camp Nou.
Ronald Koeman is familiar with Wijnaldum, having tutored him at the international level and attempting to sign him last summer. All that remained was for his medical to be done, and the ex-Newcastle player would be a Barcelona player after agreeing on personal terms. PSG, on the other hand, has swooped in at the last minute.
Even though Wijnaldum appears to be on his way out, Barcelona has numerous deals already in the works. Memphis Depay, a compatriot, is still expected to join the Nou Camp outfit on a free transfer from Lyon. Depay has also met with representatives from Juventus and Inter Milan.
Barcelona will have a busy summer. They have already made three additions, with Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia joining for free from Manchester City. The Blaugrana have also activated a clause that allows them to sign Real Betis right-back Emerson Royal for €9 million.
Georginio Wijnaldum has decided to join Paris Saint-Germain. Barcelona have NO intention to raise their bid after they agreement ready by 2 weeks and medicals planned. 🚨🇳🇱
Gini is now set to accept PSG proposal until 2024 with salary more than doubled [compared to Barça bid]. https://t.co/ImrYvlaMWg
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 6, 2021