Roma Usher In Wijnaldum and Bid Farewell to Veretout

Georginio Wijnaldum arrived in Italy yesterday to complete his transfer to Roma, while Jordan Veretout will soon move to Marseille. The Dutch newcomer was met by 300 enthusiastic fans at the Fiumicino airport and will take the medicals and put pen to paper today.

As per DAZN, the Giallorossi and PSG came to terms on a season-long loan with an €8M option to buy, and not an obligation, not even with some conditions. The capital side will pay €5M wages to the midfielder, while the French one about €2M in 2022/2023. The player gave up €1M in bonuses to speed things up.

Roma were waiting for an addition to say goodbye to Jordan Veretout, and things proceeded quickly once they struck a deal for Wijnaldum. He will depart on a €11M switch with €4.5M add-ons, Gianluca Di Marzio relays. The extra money hinges on his quota of appearances and on whether Marseille will qualify for the Champions League.

The Frenchman joined the Giallorossi from Fiorentina in 2020. He has appeared in 131 matches, logging 22 goals and 16 assists. He progressively fell out of favor in the second half of last season. Moreover, he was under contract just until 2024 and asked for high wages to extend it. He was on the chopping block, but the management wanted to replace him first.

Our Take on Roma Signing Wijnaldum and Selling Veretout

In other situations, the 29-year-old would have been the first to go, but their directors were patient. That ultimately paid off as the fee is decent. The former Liverpool star will face the same challenge as a box-to-box that will have to adapt to a two-man midfield.

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