Aston Villa ‘quoted £21m to sign Georginio Wijnaldum from PSG this summer’ as Steven Gerrard eyes the former Liverpool man to bolster his midfield options… and the Holland star ‘wants to leave’ the French champions
- Spanish media is reporting Wijnaldum’s price for a move away from PSG is £21m
- Aston Villa are rumoured to be interesting in acquiring the Dutchman’s services
- Wijnaldum has made Premier League 217 appearances and scored 27 goals
PSG have slapped a £21m price tag on Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum as Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard eyes the former Liverpool man.
Wijnaldum only joined the French club in the summer after letting his Liverpool contract run down but is reportedly unhappy in Paris and wants to return to the Premier League.
In October, he told Dutch outlet NOS that he was ‘not completely happy’ with the role he had been given and those worries appear to have only gotten worse.
Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly on the way out of PSG after becoming unhappy with his role
Now the 31-year-old is rumoured to be sounding out moves for the summer.
He is under contract in the French capital until 2024 but PSG are said to be willing to accept a fee of £21m for the player according to Spanish newspaper Sport.
One of the club’s interested in acquiring his signature is Aston Villa who added a former teammate of Wijnaldum’s, Philippe Coutinho, to their squad in January.
One possible destination is Aston Villa but Steven Gerrard has been told to pay £21 million
However, the Spanish outlet reports that Atletico Madrid currently lead the race for his signature.
If Wijnaldum did return to the league he would add to the 217 appearances he has made so far in the competition.
He received his first taste of Premier League football in the 2015/16 season as a Newcastle player before moving to Liverpool.
Wijnaldum has made 217 Premier League appearances for Liverpool and Newcastle combined
Wijnaldum spent five season on Merseyside and won the title as well as the Champions League.
The 31-year-old left the club in the summer of 2021 having made 179 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side.