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Georginio Wijnaldum Linked With 'Dream Move' From PSG One Year After Liverpool Exit

Chris Stonadge

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Georginio Wijnaldum Linked With 'Dream Move' From PSG One Year After Liverpool Exit

Georginio Wijnaldum has been linked with a ‘dream move’ to PSV Eindhoven after his flop departure from Liverpool to PSG last season.

Wijnaldum spent five years on Merseyside and won the UEFA Champions League, Premier League, Club World Cup and European Super Cup, before leaving last year to join the French giants.

As a result of his relatively disappointing campaign, in which he bagged just three goals in 38 appearances and didn’t feature in any of PSG’s knockout matches in the Champions League, reports from his homeland are linking the Netherlands international with a move away from Paris. 

According to Eindhovens Dagblad, PSV Eindhoven have explored the possibility of signing Wijnaldum.

The 31-year-old made 154 appearances for PSV before moving to Newcastle United in 2015.

The idea of Wijnaldum returning to Holland is considered an "absolute dream” for PSV.

There will be several stumbling blocks in the way of the deal, however.

Despite PSV’s relatively decent showing in Europe, they will not have the financial capability to match Wijnaldum’s extortionate wage, rumoured to be around £390,000 per week. They’d likely struggle to match half.

Wijnaldum may have more of a look-in next campaign, with the likely new manager Christophe Galtier yet to assess his squad, but it’s fair to say that a move back to his homeland would definitely interest him.

He has also been linked with a move back to former club Newcastle United, but it looks like his lofty wages and contract in the French capital will keep him a Parisian for several years yet.

His poor form has cost him a place in the latest Netherlands squad, which may see his position in the 2022 Qatar World Cup squad placed in jeopardy. 

Manager Louis van Gaal has said that Wijnaldum is simply ‘out of form’.

“It’s about the form of players. We played six games in qualifying, Georginio played five and I substituted him three times."

"I think you have to deliver when you play in the Dutch national team. It is neither a rehabilitation centre nor a psychotherapeutic centre."

“I just have to invite the best players, otherwise, I’ll fall through the basket with all the other players who are now invited."

"When he regains his form, I immediately select him, it’s not like he’s obliterated from me. But apparently, he’s in a situation in Paris that he can’t handle.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Gini Wijnaldum, Liverpool

Chris Stonadge
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