Wijnaldum set to join PSG and snub Barcelona

Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum has turned his back on Barcelona and reports says he is close to joining Paris St-Germain on a free transfer.

Wijnaldum opted not to sign an extension to his contract with Liverpool at the end of the season after interest across Europe .

It was anticipated the 30-year-old was going to join Barcelona when his Liverpool deal expires at the end of June.

However, PSG who finished second in Ligue 1 last season, are understood to have stepped in with a better offer and Wijnaldum has opted to join them.

The presence of Mauricio Pochettino at PSG is also thought to have been a factor.

Wijnaldum will captain the Netherlands squad for Euro 2020, as the torunamnets kicksoff this Friday.

He has made 237 appearances for Liverpool, where he won the Premier League and Champions League.

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