Paris Saint-Germain has signed Dutch international Gini Wijnaldum on a free transfer after his contract with Liverpool ran out.

The midfielder has signed a three-year deal with the Ligue one giants.

Wijnaldum, 30, attracted interest from the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich , but settled for PSG.

He is the sixth Dutch player in the history of Paris Saint-Germain, after Kees Kist, Pierre Vermeulen, Gregory van der Wiel, and currently, Xavi Simons and Mitchel Bakker.

“Signing for Paris Saint-Germain is a new challenge for me. I join one of the best training courses in Europe and I am keen to be able to bring my desire and my determination to this ambitious project.,” Wijnaldum told PSG’s official website after signing his contract.

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“Paris Saint-Germain has proven its status in recent years and I am sure that together, for our supporters, we will be able to go even further and higher.”

Wijnaldum joined the Reds to Anfield from Newcastle United in 2016 and went on to be a practical ever-present in Jurgen Klopp’s team and a pivotal figure in their collection of four major trophies.

He made 237 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 22 goals across all competitions.

At the international level, he has earned 75 caps, netting 22 goals and helped the Netherlands finish third at the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Wijnaldum becomes Mauricio Pochettino’s first signing since taking over in January. The French giants finished second in 2020/21, just one point behind title winners Lille.

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