Liverpool FC yesterday completed the signing of Holland international Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle FC in a deal worth £25m.
The 25-year-old midfielder impressed in his first Premier League season last year scoring an impressive 11 goals making him the second top goalscorer from midfield behind Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez.
Wijnaldum has signed a five-year contract and will wear the number 5 shirt.
The Dutch player is Jurgen Klopp’s fifth summer signing joining new boys; Loris Karius, Joel Matip, Sadio Mane, Ragnar Klavan and Alex Manninger.
Georginio Wijnaldum spoke of his joy at joining such a prestigious club telling Liverpool’s official website: “I’m really excited because Liverpool is a big club with a great history and it’s always a dream to play for as big a club as Liverpool.”
Gini as he is known to fans also spoke about the prospect of playing for Jurgen Klopp; “[He seems] a great man – from the outside – because I don’t know how he works yet and I have to work with him.
“[But] I always love to watch him, his passion as a trainer, I like how he enjoys the game. He gives something back to the group [with his passion] so I look forward to working with him.”
The player is now expected to fly out to America to join Liverpool on their pre-season tour.
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