A short season and then goes away! Recruited freely from Liverpool where he became a reference midfielder in Europe, Georginio Wijnaldum was totally missed at Paris Saint-Germain. Used 38 times for 3 goals and 3 offerings, the Dutchman often seemed erased under the Ile-de-France tunic and failed to bring the expected impact.
With a high salary (9 million euros annually) and a status that had become too low, he was immediately considered undesirable by the new Ile-de-France duo Luis Campos – Christophe Galtier. Not in the plans, it was a way out that Georginio Wijnaldum had to quickly find or risk being benched. Dutch international and absent from the last rallies, the situation was urgent.
Head to the Eternal City
With the deadline for the 2022 World Cup looming in November, the Dutch midfielder has made heavy financial efforts to join a team that can revive him. He made an ambitious choice despite everything by joining AS Roma in the form of a loan with an option to buy. The player with 86 caps and 26 goals with the Oranjes discovers a new country after the Netherlands, England and therefore France.
In a press release, AS Roma welcomed this experienced rookie who should prove valuable in the midfield: “The club is pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. The 31-year-old joins the Giallorossi on an initial loan from French champions Paris Saint-Germain. As part of the deal, there is an option for the transfer to become permanent at the end of the 2022-23 campaign.”
🆕 𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗘 | Georginio Wijnaldum 🐺🇳🇱
We are delighted to confirm the signing of the renowned central midfielder!
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) August 5, 2022