Liverpool have officially announced the capture of midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United on a five-year deal.
The 25-year-old joins for a fee believed to be around £25million, having passed a medical at Melwood today. The former PSV Eindhoven man has been linked with a move away from Tyneside since the Magpies were relegated to the Championship.
Newcastle confirmed the transfer in an official statement on their website:
“Newcastle United can confirm the sale of Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.
“The Dutch international midfielder joined the Magpies in July 2015 from PSV Eindhoven and made 40 appearances, scoring 11 goals, during his time on Tyneside.”
“We made it very clear at the beginning of the summer that we had no need to sell for financial reasons, despite relegation, and would only consider selling a player if it was in the best interests of the Club and the team,” said Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley.
“After discussions with Rafa it was felt that this particular deal was one such circumstance and would be in the best interests of both parties.
“Gini leaves with our very best wishes for his future career.”
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