AS Roma Sign UEFA Champions League Winner and PSG Star Gini Wijnaldum

AS Roma Sign UEFA Champions League Winner and PSG Star Gini Wijnaldum

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • AS Roma have achieved another transfer coup following the imminent announcement of PSG midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum as the club's latest recruit
  • Wijnaldum is expected to bolster Mourinho's already impressive-looking squad as the Portuguese tactician looks to build on his Conference League success last term
  • Gini Wijnaldum will be Mourinho's fifth signing after the acquisition of Paulo Dybala from Juventus, ex-Man United midfielder Nemanja Matic, Turkish defender Zeki Çelik and goalkeeper Mile Svilar

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is set to become AS Roma's latest signing in the ongoing summer transfer window.

Georginio will be in Rome on Thursday with his mandatory medical test slated for Friday morning before his official unveiling to the supporters, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The former Liverpool star joins the Giallorossi on a season-long loan with an option to buy for €8 million. Roma will pay €5 million, around 50 per cent of his salary.

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AS Roma are set to announce PSG midfielder Gini Wijnaldum as their new signing. Photo credit: @PSG_inside @FabrizioRomano
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Wijnaldum, who is deemed as surplus to requirement at PSG joined the French champions last summer on a free transfer but has since struggled to find his feet at the Parc des Princes.

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But it appears the Dutch midfielder has been presented with a new lease of life as Roma has reached an agreement with PSG for the services of the 31-year-old.

The deal becomes an obligation if AS Roma qualifies for the UEFA Champions League by the end of this season and Wijnaldum has played 50 per cent or more of the matches over the course of the campaign in all competitions.

Gini will become Roma's fifth acquisition as Jose Mourinho looks to build on his UEFA Europa Conference League title with his new-look title-contending team.

Gini Wijnaldum deemed as surplus to requirement at PSG

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Georginio Wijnaldum will be allowed to leave Paris Saint Germain after only one season with the French giants.

90min reports the 31-year-old, who moved to Paris on a three-year deal last summer, is considered surplus to requirements at the club after only one season.

The Dutchman, who ditched Barcelona to join PSG at the eleventh hour last summer, has failed to cement a regular starting place under Mauricio Pochettino.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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