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PSG officially unveil Wijnaldum as their latest signing after his Liverpool exit


Paris Saint-Germain have officially unveiled Georginio Wijnaldum as their latest summer signing after the midfielder left Liverpool as a free agent.

Holland international Wijnaldum has been snapped holding up a home jersey and smiling for the cameras before carrying out an interview with PSG TV.

During the chat, Wijnaldum delved into the reasons behind his decision to move to the Parc des Princes, and also lauded the project at the club as ‘beautiful’.

PSG were able to beat off competition from Barcelona to snap up the in-demand Wijnaldum, who put pen to paper on a three-year deal until 2024.

It has been reported that Wijnaldum will earn double the wages that Barcelona were offering, and boss Mauricio Pochettino also helped to get the deal over the line.

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‘I was at the end of my contract, and several clubs contacted me,’ Wijnaldum said.

‘When Paris came to meet me, everything went very well, and I quickly wanted to join Paris Saint-Germain.

‘Mauricio Pochettino had already approached me at the time, to sign me for Tottenham, so I had already talked a lot with him.

‘The whole club made me feel that they really wanted me, that played a big part in my decision.’

Wijnaldum left Liverpool after a memorable five-year spell that saw them win the Champions League and clinch the Premier League title.

He also helped the club lift the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup, and he plans to continue challenging for silverware with his new team.

‘Winning titles is very important, that’s what we all want to accomplish as a footballer,’ Wijnaldum added.

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‘And Paris wants to win, it’s a club that has progressed a lot over the years, which has played in a Champions League final, which also reached the last four last season.

‘I think the project is beautiful, and we are building a team to fulfil these goals.’

After it was confirmed he would leave Liverpool at the end of last season, Wijnaldum – who was given a guard of honour – had reflected back on his fond memories.

He said: ‘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.

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‘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 people would have thought 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.’

Wijnaldum joins fellow new arrivals Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Achraf Hakimi at PSG ahead of the upcoming Ligue 1 campaign.

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