Georginio Wijnaldum is expected to complete his arrival from PSG this Thursday in Rome. Everyone has made efforts to achieve this long-awaited agreement on both sides of the Alps.
After almost a month of discussions and negotiations, PSG and AS Roma will confirm the arrival of Georginio Wijnaldum in the Italian city. After just one year in Paris, the midfielder has not been deemed capable of raising the bar and is one of the players who have been widely tipped to leave. Despite his specific contract and generous salary, the ex-Liverpool man has made it a priority to find a club to avoid spending the season on the sidelines. The idea is, of course, to find the form to apply for a place at the World Cup with Holland. Therefore, everyone has made efforts to make the agreement possible. This will be the case as follows.
PSG will continue to pay Wijnaldum
🔜 Offer made and confirmed! Ginny #Wijnaldum a #ASRoma from #PSG on loan with an option to buy (8M€), which will become an obligation if he plays 50% of the games and #Rome will be inside #UCL 2023/24. Contract until 2025 (1+2). #Paris will pay 40% of salary this season. #transfers https://t.co/Ns69V7AA1U
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) August 4, 2022
It is therefore, according to the Italian informant Nicolo Schira, a loan with a purchase option of 8 million euros. Not too bad a price for PSG, who had snapped up Wijnaldum for free last summer, albeit with a hefty salary to go along with it. The purchase option will be mandatory with two conditions: that the Dutchman plays 50% of the matches, and that AS Roma qualify for the next Champions League, in 2023-2024. If the midfielder regains form, he is more than capable of playing half of the games this season. On the other hand, the Wolves have sometimes had problems to validate their ticket for the C1 in recent years and therefore this criterion will be decisive. Meanwhile, PSG will still drop 40% of his salary which he will continue to pay. Wijnaldum, meanwhile, has agreed to sign a two-year contract, plus an optional third year, if he ever commits to AS Roma permanently at the end of the season. His salary will drop slightly in the event of a permanent move to AS Roma, although favorable tax legislation for foreigners will make up for much of that loss.