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“An attempt was made” – Gini Wijnaldum agent explains Liverpool contract as transfer talks emerge

Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool FC during the Champions League match, 1/4 between Real Madrid and Liverpool played at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on April 6, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Ruben Albarran /Pressinphoto / Icon Sport)

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The agent of Gini Wijnaldum has lifted the lid on how the midfielder ended up moving from Liverpool to Paris Saint-Germain. Wijnaldum has agreed to join the French side on a free transfer once his Anfield contract expires at the end of the month.

He had a fantastic time at Liverpool,” said Humphry Nijman. “It started when we visited the house of Mr Klopp and a plan was made that they wanted to win the championship and the Champions League, and that was achieved

“That was fantastic for the fans in Liverpool, fantastic for the manager and fantastic for the player. The player was really happy they achieved their goals

“His contract was expiring so he was a free agent after this season. Of course, an attempt was made (to keep him at Liverpool) but he made another choice.

“His contract was expiring so he was a free agent after this season. Of course, an attempt was made (to keep him at Liverpool) but he made another choice.”

“They had made him a very, very good offer. If the financial problems were not there, it could have been a serious option. After that the director of Juventus phoned me and showed interest. Also in the same period, Leonardo from PSG (sporting director) approached me. We knew Mr Koeman at Barcelona would like to bring Georginio to Barcelona. At a later stage Bayern Munich showed an interest.

“(PSG boss Mauricio) Pochettino had talks with Gini and how he saw his role and what he expected from him. Barcelona we had some talks and initially it looked all really good and we were along the way (to an agreement) but Paris were telling us their interest was quite serious. When both offers came on the table, he had to make a choice.”


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