Ronald Koeman with serious gesture


'Palo' from Koeman to Laporta for how he managed the non-signing of Wijnaldum

Published:22/09/2022 - 00:05h

Updated:22/09/2022 - 00:05h

Ronald Koeman keeps alive the conflict with Joan Laporta on diverse decisions of the president of the FC Barcelona while the Dutchman was technician of the club. The technician's last criticism of the president had Georginio Wijnaldum as the protagonist

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In the summer of 2021, everything seemed directed so that Georginio Wijnaldum abandoned the Liverpool for fichar by the FC Barcelona. The mediocentro, today lesionado and yielded to the Rome of José Mourinho, decided not renewing with the 'reds' and evaluate offers for his future. Ronald Koeman, then trainer culé, asked the signing of his compatriot to reinforce a staff that finish to lose to Leo Messi, but the negotiations did not arrive to concretise .

Finally, Wijnaldum fichó 'to cost zero' with Paris Saint-Germain, something that the ex míster of the Barça considers was fault of the president of the club, Joan Laporta. In an act of Foundation Cruyff, the technician of 59 years ensured that "the president wanted to play with me more than achieving the player". Koeman Was destituido like technician blaugrana on 27 October 2021, whereas Georginio finish having a disappointing season in the PSG.

In 38 parties (1.993 minutes), the player of 31 alone years added 3 goals and 4 assistances, by which Paris opted for yielding him to the Rome this year, like part of the 'cleaning' of the staff promoted by the sportive director Luis Fields and the trainer Christophe Galtier. In August of 2021, once confirmed his signing with the French group, Wijnaldum admitted that "it was negotiating with the Barça, went well, but was being a very long process".

"The PSG was faster. Had many win to hire me, this was what marked the difference", sentenced the mediocentro in an interview for the newspaper 'SPORT'. For Laporta, the main problem to manage the arrival of the Dutch were his aspirations salariales, since the one of Rotterdam signed with the PSG in return of 8.5 net millions to the year, a figure impagable for the Barça the season gone through the financial crisis.

The message of Wijnaldum after his arrival to Paris

"I do not want to say that me arrepienta still less than not having fichado by the Barça now that Messi is here. Simply I had the luck that I have come with us. To me it convinced me the sportive project", commented Georginio the past year. Seen his performance in France and the bad fortune of lesionarse after arriving to the Rome, in addition to the sportive project that armed Laporta for this season, maybe the Dutch have changed of opinion to a year of his statements to 'SPORT'.

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