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Wijnaldum joins PSG on free transfer from Liverpool

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Georginio Wijnaldum has joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer from Liverpool, signing a three-year contract with the Ligue 1 club.

The Netherlands captain, who turns 31 in November, failed to agree new terms with the Reds after negotiations hit an impasse over salary and length of the new deal because of his age.

He said his farewells in front of a crowd of 10,000 in the final match of the season at home to Crystal Palace.

Wijnaldum was linked with a reunion with former national team boss Ronald Koeman at Barcelona but with finances tight at the Catalan club, PSG became the preferred destination.

Wijnaldum helped Liverpool win their first league title in 30 years

"Signing for Paris St Germain is a new challenge for me," said Wijnaldum.

"I'm joining one of the best squads in Europe and I want to bring all my desire and commitment to this ambitious project.

"Paris St Germain have proved how good they are in recent years and I am convinced that together, with our supporters, we can go even further and higher."

Wijnaldum made 237 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 22 goals, and formed an integral part of the side that won the Champions League, Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League in the space of 12 months.

"Nobody can take our memories from us," said Jurgen Klopp. "We will share them forever and that’s really great."

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