Wijnaldum: Barca took too lengthy, PSG win been obvious
Georginio Wijnaldum says he made up our minds to affix Paris Saint-Germain earlier than Barcelona since the Spanish facet took too lengthy over negotiations.
Wijnaldum, for the time being on Euro 2020 responsibility with the Netherlands, joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer from Liverpool, signing a 3-twelve months take care of the Ligue 1 membership earlier this week.
Wijnaldum left Liverpool at the tip of the season after opting to not signal an extension to his contract at Anfield, and will now play below Mauricio Pochettino in France.
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Alternatively, his pass to Paris came after Barcelona and Bayern Munich had both been trying to signal the midfielder, with the Spanish facet locked in talks with the Netherlands captain for as much as four weeks.
"I made one other different. It became once very demanding. I became once negotiating with Barcelona for four weeks, and we never reached a final likelihood," Wijnaldum printed earlier than Netherlands' Euro 2020 opener against Ukraine on Sunday.
"Paris Saint-Germain win been a small higher in making a likelihood. They win been sooner. And the venture that they've at PSG it basically appealed to me.
"It became once a demanding different I win to be honest appropriate. I believed I'd be transferring to Barcelona ensuing from they win been the accurate personnel who win been basically drawn to me, however we failed to realize an settlement together.
"PSG win been unheard of clearer in making that likelihood."
Wijnaldum, who made 237 appearances for Liverpool since joining from Newcastle in July 2016, obtained the Champions League and Premier League during his 5-twelve months spell at Anfield.