Georginio Wijnaldum is not satisfied with his playing times at PSG and apparently wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain again. As Sky Sports reports, the 31-year-old is probably flirting with a return to the Premier League after only six months.
Wijnaldum joined the Ligue 1 outfit from Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer.
The midfielder left Anfield as a key player under Jurgen Klopp, with his workrate and reliable presence helping the Reds to Premier League and Champions League triumphs.
He scored 22 goals in 237 appearances during his five-year spell with the Merseyside club between 2016 and 2021, having joined from Newcastle.
According to the reports, Arsenal are in the running to sign Georginio Wijnaldum on loan from Paris Saint-Germain in the January transfer window.
Newcastle are also said to be keen on bringing the Dutchman back to St James’ Park in January, with Wijnaldum struggling for regular game time in France.
Other Premier League sides including Arsenal, Aston Villa, Leicester, Tottenham and West Ham all linked with the Dutchman, but it’s suggested Everton and Newcastle would be favourites to land him.
Meanwhile, former Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez wants the midfielder to join his Everton team, with the Spaniard managing Wijnaldum during their brief time together at St James’ Park in 2016.
The Dutchman reflected back on his relationship with Benitez before he joined Liverpool and said:
“It was great playing for him, I learned a lot. He is really good at making a team with the type of players he has and he is also a man who knows how to get every bit of potential out of you. I was happy that he was there.”
Speaking in October, Wijnaldum admitted he was not happy with his subdued start to life with PSG.
“The situation is not what I wanted, I’ve played a lot in recent years, I’ve always been fit and done very well. ‘But that’s football and I’ll have to learn to deal with that. I’m a fighter. I have to stay positive and work hard to turn it around”, said Wijnaldum.