PSG hijack Barcelona move for Liverpool midfielder
Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has reportedly agreed to join Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain after his contract with Liverpool ends this month.
The Dutchman was seemingly set to join compatriot Ronald Koeman at Spanish giants Barcelona, who had agreed personal terms for the midfielder to move to Camp Nou.
However, The Guardian claims that Dutchman has now signed a three-year contract with Ligue 1 giants and the deal will be finalised once he completes his medical.
PSG head-coach Mauricio Pochettino is believed to have urged the team to make a swoop for the midfielder, as he felt that the opportunity to sign such a talented and experienced player was too good to rejected.
La Liga giants, Barcelona are now set to turn their attention back to Wijnaldum’s international teammate Memphis Depay, who will also see his deal expire at the end of this month, with the attacker set to leave Lyon this summer.
Wijnaldum played 237 games for Liverpool and is leaving the team having won the Premier League, Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup trophies.
Liverpool are likely to lose another midfielder Naby Keita who has failed to impress at Anfield since his big-money arrival from RB Leipzig.