Arsenal frontrunners with Wijnaldum “on his way back” to the Premier League

Georginio Wijnaldum of Paris Saint Germain (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)
Georginio Wijnaldum of Paris Saint Germain (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Georginio Wijnaldum has expressed a desire to return to England after feeling “unhappy” about his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

Even with being a regular in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI and having tempting offers on the table from FC Barcelona and others, Wijnaldum, now 31, opted to sign a three-year contract with the Ligue 1 club.

But following their exit from the Champions League round of 16 by Real Madrid, Wijnaldum continues to struggle in his debut season at the Parc des Princes.

Thus, PSG are willing to sell the former Liverpool star – hoping for him to find a new club with him primed to return to the English Premier League.

According to reports: his underwhelming time at PSG has the club wanting to sell after just one season in France. His move to Paris hasn’t been fruitful and he is nowhere near the level he was when at Liverpool.

He has 3 goals and 3 assists in 30 appearances across all competitions this season for Paris Saint-Germain. But Gini, over recent years, was not known for his goals and assists but his box-to-box play and bossing the midfield — something that has been seriously missing from his game since moving to France.

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The Dutch international has said that he isn’t “completely happy” with his treatment and time in the French capital after his departure from Liverpool in 2021.

The midfielder struggled at the start of the season and is finding it difficult to adjust to the style of play, as well as finding it difficult to fit in with the European “Dream Team”.

In an interview with a Dutch periodical, he talked about his dilemma at Paris Saint-Germain:

"I can’t say I’m completely happy. Because the situation is not what I wanted. I was really looking forward to the new step and then this happens. It is very difficult.(Via: NOS)"

Wijnaldum, however, wasn’t the only star signing of the troupe at PSG. The club also signed elites like Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma and, last but not least, Lionel Messi.

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PSG feels that Wijnaldum still holds “market value” and it should be feasible for him to join hands with a new club sooner rather than later.

Before closing a deal with Les Parisiens, Wijnaldum revealed he would love to go back to Anfield but more in a supporter’s capacity.

"If it’s possible, I would love to come back. I hope that it would be possible that I come back to watch a game and support Liverpool because I will be a Liverpool supporter for life.(Via: Mirror)"

While registering 27 goals in 217 appearances, Gini Wijnaldum performed extraordinarily during his time at Liverpool. A reunion with the Reds would work well for all parties but is unlikely to occur.

Arsenal and three other clubs linked with signing Gini

Turns out the grass wasn’t greener on the other side for Gini. Arsenal is being touted by PSG for the signing of the 31-year-old.

Various news outlets claim that Wijnaldum is said to be dissatisfied in Paris, and is fancying a stint to play as a Gunner, given he views it as one of his “favorite clubs.”

Arsenal understands there is a massive void in their midfield. The club is likewise falling short of options and is hoping to complete the signing of Gini Wijnaldum in the summer transfer window approaching. The player himself grew up as a fan of the Gunners.

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Apart from Arsenal, Wijnaldum is also wanted by clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa. The latter looking to bolster their squad and challenge for a European spot next season under manager Steven Gerrard.

Before joining Klopp’s side, Wijnaldum kicked off his career in England with Newcastle in the EPL. So a return to St. James’ Park could also be on the cards.