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Roma sign Gini Wijnaldum on loan from PSG

AS Roma have signed Georginio Wijnaldum on a loan move from Paris Saint-Germain, according to the club’s official website

An option to buy has also been inserted in the deal that will see the 31-year-old spend the 2022-23 season on loan at the Stadio Olimpico. 

The Dutch midfielder joined PSG last summer after his contract at Anfield expired. However, he endured a difficult season at the Parc des Princes, scoring only once in 31 Ligue 1 appearances last campaign. 

In fact, he was named the league’s flop of the season, with over 100,000 votes making the decision. 

But now he has joined Roma on a season-long loan deal, hoping to regain his form in the Serie A. 

Jose Mourinho’s side won the Europe Conference League last term and also finished sixth in the Italian league. 

Deserve credit 

Roma deserve a lot of credit for managing to make some big additions this summer. 

La Lupa signed Nemanja Matic and Mile Svilar as free agents in July followed by the arrival of Zeki Celik from Lille. 

However, they also entered the race with Napoli and Inter Milan for top forward Paulo Dybala and managed to complete the sensational move last month. And now the Serie A outfit have added Wijnaldum to their ranks as well.

The Netherlands international is 31-years-old but boasts a wealth of experience playing at the top level of football. 

The midfielder has won the Premier League and the Champions League trophies during his spell at Liverpool. He made over 230 appearances at the Reds, bagging 22 goals and 16 assists (stats from Transfermarkt). 

The 31-year-old wasn’t as successful when he made the switch to PSG last summer. However, that was just one season and he performed consistently at Anfield during his five-year spell there.

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