Roma One Step Away from Sealing Wijnaldum Deal with PSG

Georginio Wijnaldum is on the verge of joining Roma. The Giallorossi are finalizing the agreement with PSG for the loan move. The midfielder is expected to fly to Italy to take the medicals and sign the contract in the next couple of days, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

As per Calciomercato, the two clubs have ironed out the details of the formula. It will be an initial temporary spell with a €7M option to buy. The Giallorossi will pay 65 percent of his salary next season. In the likely event he stays in the Italian capital, he will ink a two-year deal and earn €4.5M annually, Corriere dello Sport informs. The club will massively save on taxes on his salary after the permanent transfer thanks to Decreto Crescita.

Wijnaldum has long chosen to move to Roma. Though, PSG didn’t want to pay the majority of his wages in 2022/2023. Still, no other team was really in the picture other than the Giallorossi. The Ligue 1 giants likely became more lenient after striking a deal with Lille for Renato Sanches.

The Dutch struggled to live up to expectations in Paris following a Bosman move from Liverpool. The exclusion from the Netherlands’ call-ups in June and the new regime of the French champions contributed to the transfer.

Our Take on Roma Bringing in Wijnaldum

The Giallorossi needed a high-caliber addition in the midfield to fill in for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Moreover, Jordan Veretout remains on the chopping block due to a contractual dispute with the club. There’s little doubt the newcomer will be able to revive his career under José Mourinho, although it’d be ideal if the capital side managed to sign Davide Frattesi too.

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