Wijnaldum In his presentation with the PSG / Image: Twitter Official Gini Wijnaldum


Wijnaldum makes it clear how difficult it was to say "no" to Barça

Published:23/07/2021 - 09:04h

Updated:23/07/2021 - 09:04h

Georginio Wijnaldum was introduced this past Thursday as a new Paris Saint-Germain player and spoke for the first time about his "no" to Barça. The midfielder made it clear that rejecting the Catalans was very difficult for him due to his feelings

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"It was at the end of my agreement and several clubs put in contact with me. When it came the PSG, all was very well and quickly signed". These were the words of Georginio Wijnaldum to 'PSG TV' in his official presentation like new player of Paris Saint-Germain. It seems that the Dutch did not doubt when the Parisians contacted him, in spite of that in this moment already had an agreement with the FC Barcelona.

Precisely, the midfield player also spoke of the group barcelonista and left clear that in spite of the fast that accepted the proposal of the French, went a difficult decision for him because of the love that feels by the Barça from boy. "Choose between the Barça and Paris Saint-Germain was a truly complicated election, since I am fan of the Barça since I am very young", recognised without problems.

On the other hand, it explained that Mauritius Pochettino was important to the hour to take the decision, since it knew him of before and knew what could expect of him. "Pochettino Already had headed to me in his moment for fichar by the Tottenham, so it already had had conversations with him. All the club did me feel that they wanted me for real, so this also influenced a lot in my decision", admitted.

Centring in him, stood out his winning character and his personality and left clear that it will be a very useful player for the PSG. "I have showed in the clubs in which I have been that I am a player that wants to win. Have this mentality to want to do it always better, to learn of my mates and of my trainers. I will try to contribute this mentality to the team, and integrate me the before possible in the staff", stood out.

It trusts to win it everything with the PSG

On this winning DNA that has 'Gini', matizó that also sees it in the PSG from does several years and recognised that it arrives to win it everything in Paris. "The PSG wants to win, is a club that has progressed a lot along the years, that has played a final of the League of Champions, that also arrived to the semifinals the past season. I think that the project is beautiful and are forming a team to fulfil these aims", finalised.

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