Announced very close to PSG, while he seemed to be heading towards Barça, Georginio Wijnaldum has all the right things for the club of the capital!
Announced at FC Barcelona for several weeks, Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum should join Paris Saint-Germain in the coming hours. The now future ex-midfielder of the Liverpool Reds declined the Catalan club’s offer to finally choose the Parisian project to everyone’s surprise.
At the end of the contract with Liverpool, the midfielder will sign free at the club of the capital. A reinforcement of weight for the Parisians, who want to achieve an XXL transfer window in order to be more competitive next season. The 30-year-old will arrive in a squad where midfield is not the strong point. His future presence could greatly help the Reds and Blues. Why is Wijnaldum the perfect recruit for PSG? Analysis.
▪ An experienced player
556 career matches for and 75 caps for the Netherlands: Georginio Wijnaldum has a bottle. At 30, “Gini” knows he is at an important point in his career. Trained at Feyenoord, he went through PSV Eindhoven and Newcastle before making his hole in Liverpool. It was also in the Mersey club that he had his best years and his greatest successes.
In five seasons with the Reds, he gleaned the most prestigious trophies under the leadership of Jürgen Klopp: Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup, European Supercup, all while being a precious element of the manager’s system. German.
With a full track record and many matches, the Dutch international will do a lot of good to the Parisian workforce. He will be the team’s fourth player to win the Champions League (Neymar, Navas and Di Maria). His experience in the biggest meetings will be very useful.
▪ Multipurpose environment
One of the most complete players in Europe. Georginio Wijnaldum is the kind of player every coach would love to have on their team. If he is more comfortable in a role of midfielder, he is also able to play in all positions of the midfield. Whether three or two in a double pivot.
In addition to evolving in all positions in the middle, the Dutchman can even help out his team in some positions of the attack. False nine, left or right winger, it can be very valuable for a coach when many players are absent. We must not forget either that it is a midfielder who is safe and who does not spare on a field. Pressing, counter-pressing, slaughter: it does it all. To the delight of its partners.
▪ A non-existent profile at PSG
In addition to his experience and versatility, Wijnaldum would bring something new to the Parisian collective. No player in the current squad has the profile of the future ex-Liverpool midfielder. Technically clean, he is comfortable in all parts of the field. However, unlike Parisian circles, he performed in the last few meters. “Gini” likes to project himself and place himself between the opposing lines. In addition, he is able to break lines by passing but also with the ball at the foot with full axis strokes.
▪ Decisive wine
We all have in mind his double against FC Barcelona in the semi-final of the Champions League, May 7, 2019. Indeed, Gini Wijnaldum is very skilful in front of the cage (22 goals for him under the colors of Liverpool including 3 this season , one of its worst seasons statistically). However, with 3 goals on the clock, his total is higher than all Parisian midfielders… Paris Saint-Germain needs one or more midfielders who can score goals in addition to offensive players. It would allow the team to be in danger all over the field and to be unpredictable during major meetings.