Georginio Wijnaldum left for PSG after leaving Liverpool as a free agent in 2021 but is set to leave the French capital for AS Roma.
The Dutchman won the Premier League in 2020 with the Reds and was a key performer in the Reds’ Champions League-winning season in 2019.
His absence was felt at times last season when his availability would have been helpful when the likes of Thiago, Naby Keita and Harvey Elliott were injured.
Wijnaldum joined the club in 2016 for a £25M fee, leaving Newcastle United and the Tyne for Liverpool and the Mersey.
Now, according to reports, he is set to join Roma and is due today for a medical with the Italian club.
Roma Press reports that the Dutch star has arrived for his medical after of a month’s worth of negotiations concluded on an agreement over a €2M loan with the option to buy for €8M.
PSG will pay a portion of his wages this season.
ℹ️❗️Former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum will travel to Rome 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 as he closes in on his move from PSG to AS Roma.
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) August 5, 2022
Joining Jose Mourinho and playing in the Serie A is an exciting move for Wijnaldum and should draw more than a few Liverpool fans to watching their games.
Liverpool already have a great relationship with Roma after playing them in the Champions League in 2018 which followed their capture of Mohamed Salah in 2017. Alisson Becker then joined the Reds at the end of that season.
In a weird way, it’s a step up for Wijnaldum. Obviously competing for the Champions League and winning Ligue 1 is great but the Serie A is a much better league and the key thing is he will be able to play regularly.
It’s a World Cup year so it’s vital that the 31-year-old is on the pitch as much as possible and Mourinho will get a lot of good football out of him.
Liverpool might have been tempted to sign him with some reports stating the Reds had a look at bringing him back on loan but it was never a good idea to make a nostalgic move in the transfer market.