“We don’t know very well where to put Wijnaldum”
Georgino Wijnaldum starred in one of last year’s soap operas. His contract with Liverpool expired in June 2021 and, despite Klopp’s desire to continue counting on him, he decided to leave. Everything seemed to indicate that his destiny would be Barcelona, with Koeman as the main supporter and the fact of reaching zero cost as the promoter of the agreement. Until PSG appeared.
The Dutchman opted for the Parisian offer, more juicy economically and sportingly, since Barcelona was experiencing turbulent times.
Powerful midfielder, arriving, back and forth. Ideal to act as a bridge between the defensive pivot (Gueye) and the creator (Verratti). But in soccer, two plus two is not always four.
The criticisms did not take long to appear and, with the exception of a game that served as an oasis, Wijnaldum’s passage through PSG is being deserted. With the winter market open and with confidence low, a return to the Premier appears . Everton, Newcastle and Everton are interested in his loan. The last clash against Lyon, where he was missing, confirms that, perhaps, going out is the best option. From rejecting Barça to skating in Paris. All in just over six months.
“We don’t know very well where to put Wijnaldum on and it is not surprising, because even with the Netherlands he is the type of player who needs to be free enough. It is difficult to position this boy, although I think he still has a place at PSG,” he reasons Vikash Dhorasoo, former PSG and now ‘L’Équipe’ analyst. A month after the game against Real Madrid, in Paris they cannot find a place to place one of their star signings.