AS Roma information: Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed what satisfied him to hitch the Serie A facet on a mortgage deal from Paris Saint-Germain.
Wijnaldum had joined PSG final summer season after his five-year spell at Liverpool got here to finish when his contract expired.
Nonetheless, issues didn’t go to plan for Wijnaldum on the French capital, the place he struggled to reside as much as the expectations.
He has now joined AS Roma on a season-long mortgage deal from PSG. Roma even have the choice to purchase him on the finish of the mortgage spell.
AS Roma Information: What satisfied Wijnaldum to hitch I Giallorossi?
Wijnaldum has revealed he spoke to Mohamed Salah, Kevin Strootman, and Achraf Hakmi about AS Roma, and that satisfied him to hitch Jose Mourinho’s facet.
Each Salah and Strootman are former Roma gamers, and Wijnaldum has shared a dressing room with each. Wijnaldum performed alongside Salah at Liverpool, and he was Strootman’s teammate at each PSV and Netherlands nationwide soccer group.
Though Hakimi has not performed for Roma, he has plied his commerce for Serie A facet Inter Milan. Hakimi and Wijnaldum have been teammates at PSG final season.
“I needed to return due to the trouble the membership made to signal me and since I spoke to Salah and Kevin Strootman concerning the membership and town and I solely heard good tales about it,” Wijnaldum advised reporters [via Goal].
“I additionally spoke to Hakimi, even when he performed for Inter, he mentioned that Roma is a lovely membership. That satisfied me quite a bit additionally as a result of I knew the membership.
“We performed as soon as with Liverpool [at Roma] and the ambiance was superb, I knew I’d play for a membership with lovely supporters, it was the one factor that I knew.”
Who has Roma signed within the 2022 summer season switch window?
Roma has been very energetic in the summertime switch window, and has bolstered the squad with the addition of the likes of Paulo Dybala.
Roma signed Dybala on a free switch after the Argentine’s contract with Serie A rivals Juventus expired. The 28-year-old has signed a three-year contract with Roma.
The Italian facet have additionally landed Nemanja Matic on a free switch. The Serbian midfielder, whose contract with Man Utd expired, has joined the membership on a one-year contract.
They’ve additionally added 22-year-old goalkeeper Mile Svilar on a free switch. 25-year-old Turkish right-back Zeki Celik has additionally been signed, from LOSC Lille, on a four-year contract.