Georginio Wijnaldum

According to Foot Mercato negotiations are advancing for PSG midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum (31) – with the latest discussions surrounding a €6m loan-to-buy deal with an obligation to buy the player based on the number of games played next season for Jose Mourinho’s side.

The Giallorossi want to close the deal within the next few hours for the Dutchman, whilst it was reported yesterday by Fabrizio Romano that the Italian side were waiting on PSG to greenlight the departure in the next 24-48 hours.

The midfielder joined PSG on a free transfer from Liverpool last summer, signing a contract which sees him earn a €9m yearly salary – which, if he joins Roma, will have to be massively decreased in order to make the deal financially viable. Wijnaldum has already removed all references to PSG on his social media, despite being under contract until 2024. He made 38 appearances in all competitions in what was a largely disappointing first season in Ligue 1 – and was named GFFN’s Flop of the Season for the 2021/22 campaign.

He has generally been anonymous and ineffectual in games, whilst also being included on Luis Campos’ list of 11 players that he wants to sell this summer – being left out of Paris Saint-Germain’s recently-concluded pre-season preparations in Japan and Tel Aviv.

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