Georginio Wijnaldum has joined Paris St Germain on a three-year contract following his departure from Liverpool.
The Netherlands midfielder, chi si trasforma 31 a novembre, failed to agree new terms with Liverpool after negotiations hit an impasse over salary and the length of a deal.
Wijnaldum agreed terms to join Barcelona, under his former Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman, but PSG offered twice the salary and hijacked the deal.
“Signing for Paris St-Germain is a new challenge for me,” Wijnaldum told the club’s website. “I’m joining one of the best squads in Europe and I want to bring all my desire and commitment to this ambitious project.
“Paris St-Germain have proved how good they are in recent years and I am convinced that together, with our supporters, we can go even further and higher.”
Jürgen Klopp paid tribute to Wijnaldum on Thursday. “I will miss the player he is like crazy – highest-quality ability, one of the smartest players I have ever had the privilege to coach,” Liverpool’s manager told his club’s website. “His contribution was off the scale, a manager’s dream. But as a person he’ll leave just as big a hole.
"Certo, he is now someone else’s and on behalf of the team we wish him great success in France with PSG. Farewell, Gini: you came, you saw, you won the lot. You’re a Liverpool legend now and forever.”