Mercato: Wijnaldum joined PSG, Barcelona justifies his failure

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Mercato: Wijnaldum joined PSG, Barcelona justifies his failure

Posted on September 21, 2022 at 9:30 p.m. by Thibault Morlain

In the summer of 2021, Georginio Wijnaldum was free, having reached the end of his contract with Liverpool. The Dutchman was then spoiled for choice for his next club and he ended up signing with PSG. But it was settled after a last minute twist since Wijnaldum was leaving for FC Barcelona. This did not happen and Ronald Koeman, former Barça coach, justified this failure.

Unusually for PSGin 2021, Leonardo made considerable use of the free-to-play market. Thereby, Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georginio Wijnaldum joined the French capital and no transfer fee had to be paid. Nice shots therefore made by the PSG and the arrival of the Dutch midfielder in particular aroused great expectation. Given the needs of Parisians in this sector, Wijnaldum had a lot of business, he who landed from liverpoolwhere he was an important player in Jurgen Klopp.

PSG rather than Barcelona

In the end, the bet Georginio Wijnaldum turned into a fiasco. Moreover, during the last summer transfer window, the PSG parted ways with the Dutchman by lending him with an option to buyAS Roma. But Wijnaldum could have already never come to Paris. Indeed, in the summer of 2020, it was not expected that the former liverpool arrives in the workforce of Mauricio Pochettino. All the lights were rather green for his arrival at the FC Barcelona where Ronald Koeman waiting for him with open arms. Finally, the case fell apart at the last moment and the PSG took the opportunity to recover Georginio Wijnaldum.

“I tried to get Wijnaldum”

HAS Barcelona, ​​Ronald Koeman so was waiting Georginio Wijnaldum, his former protege in the Dutch selection. During an interview given to AD, Koeman returned to this case. Why Wijnaldum didn’t he come to Barca then? ” I tried to get Wijnaldum, but it failed because of the president who wanted to bother me more than recruit a player. This delayed the operation and that’s why he opted for PSG. Otherwise, he would have played at Camp Nou “, dropped Koeman.

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