Georginio Wijnaldum has decided to join Paris-Saint Germain in a deal that will run until 2024, according to reliable transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Wijnaldum looked certain to join Barcelona as a free agent at the end of May, with Romano previously describing it as a ‘done deal’,
He ran down his contract with Liverpool at the end of last season and was even set to undergo medicals at Camp Nou.
However, Romano has reported that French heavyweights PSG have hijacked the deal and will double the salary Barca were prepared to offer.
Barcelona are looking to rebuild following several years of underachievement both domestically and in Europe.
It will be a big blow to their short-term ambitions if they fail to sign the 30-year-old.
Due to the Spanish club’s financial situation, they have been forced to look to the free-agent market, signing Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia to date.
Romano also added that Barcelona has no intention to raise their bid, which indicates the dire financial situation they find themselves in.
PSG will be hoping that the potential addition of Wijnaldum could help them finally land the Champions League and help them reclaim the Ligue 1 title from Lille.
Wijnaldum will certainly bring a winning mentality to the next club he joins. He played a key role in the Liverpool team that Champions League and Premier League in recent years.
In Virgil van Dijk’s absence, he is set to captain the Netherlands Euro 2020 squad, which will be aiming to win the upcoming tournament.