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Wijnaldum has joined PSG, not Barcelona

Jesse Lingard: Things you didn’t knowPauseNext video0:37 / 1:30SettingsVoltaxFull-screenParis Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who joins the club on a free transfer.

Wijnaldum left Liverpool at the end of this past season and was widely expected to head to Barcelona, but PSG swooped in with a late offer which blew the Spanish side out of the water and convinced Wijnaldum to head to Paris instead.

Barcelona declined to raise their offer to Wijnaldum and instead allowed him to join PSG, who took to their official website to confirm the Dutchman’s arrival.

“Signing for Paris Saint-Germain is a new challenge for me,” said the midfielder after joining. “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 Saint-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.”