On loan from PSG to AS Roma, Georginio Wijnaldum returned, at a press conference, to his choice of the Roman club and his mixed passage in the French capital.
After an insignificant season with PSG and the approaching World Cup (November 21 – December 18), Georginio Wijnaldum preferred to join AS Roma on loan for a season, he who was no longer guaranteed to get time to game under the leadership of Christophe Galtier, in particular with the various arrivals in midfield (Vitinha, Renato Sanches and probably Fabian Ruiz).
In a press conference, the Dutch international (86 caps) justified his choice to join the Roman club for the season. “ First of all, I wanted to come following the efforts made by the club to sign me as a player he confided, before explaining that some players helped his decision. ” Also, I spoke with Salah and Strootman about Roma, the club and the city, and I heard nothing but good stories about it. I even talked about it with Hakimi, even though he played at Inter Milan, he said it was a nice club and a nice place and that I would be happy here. So that convinced me a lot ».
Facing journalists, the former Liverpool midfielder showed his frustration over last season and his delicate situation at PSG this summer. ” what you say is right – the journalist slipped to him that he had not played as much as he wanted last season -. Also, it’s not the pre-season I’m used to having. But I didn’t do anything special, I trained with the PSG group and after training I also did individual work with the physios. ».
Linked with PSG until 2024, Georginio Wijnaldum is on loan for one year with an option to purchase eight million euros which may become compulsory under two conditions: that he plays at least 50% of AS matches Roma and that the latter qualifies for the Champions League.