PSG confirm the signing of Wijnaldum on a 3-year deal

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Georginio Wijnaldum has joined Paris-Saint Germain on a free transfer from Liverpool

Wijnaldum left Liverpool at the end of the season after opting not to sign an extension to his contract at Anfield, and will now play under Mauricio Pochettino in France.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich had both been trying to sign the midfielder, who will captain the Netherlands at this summer’s Euros.

Wijnaldum, who made 237 appearances for Liverpool since joining from Newcastle in July 2016, won the Champions League and Premier League during his five-year spell at Anfield.

The 30-year-old was given a guard of honour in his final Liverpool game last month – the 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace – which guaranteed Jurgen Klopp’s side a spot in next season’s Champions League.

An emotional Wijnaldum told Sky Sports after the game: “I’m fighting against my tears right now.

“I’ve said that the people in Liverpool and the club, my team-mates, have shown me love during the five years, and I will miss them.

“I hoped to play many more years for the club but unfortunately things went different.”

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