Georgino Wijnaldum, in a match with the Netherlands


Wijnaldum explains the reasons for his 'betrayal' to Barça

Published:12/06/2021 - 17:31h

Updated:12/06/2021 - 17:31h

Georgino Wijnaldum has broken the silence. After his signing for PSG, the Dutchman has revealed the reasons why he refused to sign for Barça

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Georgino Wijnaldum Gave him a true sapling to the FC Barcelona. It does some weeks, the traspaso of the Dutch to the Barcelona group was totally enclosed and to fault of the official announcement. Overnight, the Paris Saint-Germain appeared in scene and presented a very improved offer and more 'substantial', economically speaking, that the one of the Barça. The ex of the Liverpool finished choosing to the Parisian picture.

Some days after the announcement of his signing by the PSG, the midfield player has broken the silence and desveló how carried out the operation with the Barça, with a negotiation larguísima that went to the rubbish, as well as the reason of his decision of fichar by the French group. All has revealed it in a press conference with his selection, Low Countries.

"I negotiated with the Barcelona during four weeks. PSG Went a bit faster and the project that had called me"

The Dutch has explained that it was a moment very difficult and that the decision was hard to take, desvelando that was very near of recalar in the Camp Nou. "I negotiated with the Barcelona 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", underlined.

Wijnaldum Did upsetting in the complicated of his election, especially because sucedió in the previous of the Eurocopa, when it had to be totally concentrated with his selection. "I had to take some difficult decisions, yes, was very difficult. They are two big clubs, very big. And you would want to play for the two. But at the end I decided me by the PSG. It was a big relief can take the decision before it began the tournament", highlighted.

A disappointment for the Barça

It is worth it to remember that Ronald Koeman was the one who asked the signing of the midfield player, just after his arrival to the Barça, the past summer. The Dutch insisted too much, the same that with Memphis Depay, but the economic situation of the club played a key paper and the blaugrana could not allow his traspaso, neither the past summer neither in the window of wintry transfer.

Thus, this market was the ideal opportunity to close a traspaso free. The Barça was near, maybe too much, but again the financial factor had a paper protagónico. The culés were not in conditions to increase (neither even equalise) what offered the Paris Saint-Germain and had to see to his signing 'star' stray.

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