Georginio Wijnaldum during PSG-Lille in Ligue 1


Mourinho's Roma is very close to signing an old Barça target

Published:28/07/2022 - 01:01h

Updated:28/07/2022 - 01:02h

Georginio Wijnaldum is very close to leaving Paris Saint-Germain to sign for Roma. According to 'La Gazzetta dello Sport', the team led by José Mourinho is looking to acquire the Dutchman in exchange for 10 million euros

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One of the heroes of the Champions League obtained by the Liverpool in 2019 is very near to change again of team. Georginio Wijnaldum, the one who fichó by Paris Saint-Germain 'to cost zero' in 2021, could leave to the Rome in the next days after a disappointing season in France. As 'The Gazzetta dello Sport', the traspaso rondaría the 10 million euros, although maybe the PSG ask more money by the midfield player.

The group directed by José Mourinho already fichó to Paulo Dybala and now looks for to reinforce his midfield with the player of 31 years, the one who has agreement until June of 2024 and a current value of 18 'kilos' in Transfermarkt. The 'giallorossi' come to raise the UEFA Conference League the past season and this year will go to by the Europe League, trophy that the Portuguese technician already won in a pair of opportunities with Carry (2003) and Manchester United (2017).

For the PSG, the possibility to give off of Wijnaldum coincides with the 'operation gone out' that has activated the club. The renewal of Kylian Mbappé forces to the ones of the Park of the Princes to adjust his mass salarial and, with the arrivals of Christophe Galtier to the bench and Luis Fields to the sportive direction, put it is to impose discipline and sanear the staff of players whose performance do not correspond with the index card that become.

Wijnaldum Invoices 10 million net euros to the month and hardly added 3 goals and 3 assistances in 38 parties (1.993 minutes in the 2021-22), a performance very underneath of the expected. In his last season with the Liverpool, the one of Rotterdam neither had his best year: only 3 goals in 51 parties (3.922 minutes). Still like this, Mourinho trusts to recover in Italy to a player that adds nine titles in his professional career and was appointed better footballer of the Low Countries in 2015.

The Barça wanted to Wijnaldum in 2021

Still like this, Ronald Koeman wanted to carry him to the FC Barcelona does a year, but the offer of the PSG was much more attractive and the midfield player added to the 'galactic market' that attained to concretise Paris in 2021 with the arrivals of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Bouquets and Leo Messi, all arrived 'to cost zero'. "I negotiated with the Barça during four weeks. PSG Went a bit faster and the project that had called me. It was a difficult decision because the Barcelona was very interested in me", said the Dutch after oficializarse his arrival to the PSG.

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