When being unveiled as PSG’s latest signing as a free transfer, Gini Wijnaldum was keen to highlight how “impressed” he was with the Ligue 1 outfit’s home ground having previously visited during his time at Liverpool.
With contract talks failing to reach a viable conclusion between the former Red and the Merseysiders, the Dutchman ran down his contract at Anfield, which expired earlier this summer.
🗣️ "I can't wait to experience the Parc des Princes as a Paris Saint-Germain player. When I played here in the Champions League with Liverpool, I was very impressed."
🔴🔵 Georginio Wijnaldum = new midfielder in town!
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 22, 2021
Jurgen Klopp’s men are thought to be waiting on player sales to fund a suitable replacement for the former key star.
It’s quite strange to see the midfielder holding up a shirt that isn’t predominantly red, though we can understand the midfielder’s motivations for seeking a move away from Liverpool.
Much in the same way as many fans will view the intrigue around Jordan Henderson’s contract, from a purely sentimental perspective we would have loved to see the Dutch international hang up his boots in Merseyside.
At his current age, of course, offering a lucrative, long-term contract invites certain risks, not least of all a decline in performance in the long-run.
Nonetheless, we at the EOTK wish Gini nothing but the best going forward – he’ll be greatly missed.