POCHETTINO WAS KEY
The agent of Wijnaldum confirmed the reason of the 'sapling' to the Barça by the PSG
Published:19/06/2021 - 15:28h
Updated:19/06/2021 - 15:28h
The PSG, as it was to expect , has surpassed the economic offer offered by the president of the Barça, Joan Laporta, and this added points so that the exjugador of the Liverpool FC descartara in favour of the Parisians. "The Inter would have been an option of not being by the economic problems. We knew also that to Koeman would love him have had to Wijnaldum in the Barcelona because they knew of Holland. The Bayern also interested ", revealed the representative of the footballer, Humphry Nijman
"I negotiated with the FC Barcelona during four weeks. Paris Saint- Germain (PSG) were a bit faster and the project that had called me. It was a difficult decision because the FC Barcelona was very interested in me", went the words of the mediocampista Dutch Georgino Wijnaldum, the one who has starred a true 'sapling' against of the Catalan entity, that according to informations handled by the sportive press of the City Condal was so near of fichar by the culés, that only was missing him the medical recognition.
At the end, the conjoint Frenchman, as it was to expect has surpassed the economic offer offered by the president of the Barça, Joan Laporta, and this added points so that the exjugador of the Liverpool FC descartara in favour of the Parisians. However, it went a call of the Argentinian trainer of the PSG, Mauritius Pochettino, what finished to promote the negotiations, of agreement to the revealed by the representative of the footballer, Humphry Nijman.
"Had conversations with the Barcelona, try to arrive to an agreement with them and everything was very advanced. At the same time, the PSG followed showing interest. Both put an offer on the table and had to choose. Both clubs are fantastic. For any player, the Barcelona is a big challenge, but the same with the PSG. The player finally chose Paris. Leonardo showed professionalism and seriousness, this pushed to Wijnaldum to choose Paris. Also it spoke him Pochettino, said him the role that went to have in the team, something that happened already does six years when fichó by the Newcastle and wanted him for the Tottenham", related the agent, the one who also spoke on the interest of other groups.
"It happened it very well in the Liverpool, but his agreement already expired in summer. They tried to renew him, but already it had taken a decision. In January, the Inter interested , but began the economic problems. The Inter would have been an option of not being by the economic problems. We knew also that to Koeman would love him have had to Wijnaldum in the Barcelona because they knew of Holland. The Bayern also interested ", signalled.
Relation with Pochettino
After the words of Nijman, confirms that the call of the Argentinian technician and the million Paris braked an operation which, as they aim from the group culé, only was missing him the medical recognition. Already from it does weeks, knew that the trainer of the Frenchmen has "special" influence in Wijnaldum. Already in the 2016 sustained a contact, being east the mandamás of the Tottenham Hotspur, and in that opportunity left to the mediocampista enamoured.
"I was to the house of Mauritius Pochettino before speaking with the Liverpool After the meeting said him to my agent: 'I go Me to the Spurs'. Pochettino Is a fantastic trainer, if you look how have played his teams (...) I remained impressed by what said me. It exposed his form to work and I was convinced that it could improve to any player without mattering the age. It saw to the Tottenham like a good option for me, but could not agree the financial terms with them", said Wijnaldum in an interview this same year.