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Wijnaldum thanks Roma fans for ‘fantastic support’ after completing loan switch

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The Dutchman ended his stay at PSG after a tough season at Parc des Princes.

Roma have confirmed Georginio Wijnaldum joins the club on a loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the new Serie A season.

The Dutch midfielder struggled for game time at PSG after his move from Liverpool last summer. 

Renato Sanches’ recent transfer to Parc des Princes could have decreased Wijnaldum’s chances of playing in the coming season. However, the 31-year-old has decided to join Roma on a season-long loan deal. 

“It’s a really good feeling to be a Roma player,” Wijnaldum said.

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“Everyone I have spoken to has given me great feedback about the club and its fans.

“The club made it clear just how much they wanted me in the efforts they made to complete the deal, which always gives a player a lot of confidence and belief. The reception from the supporters, on social media and elsewhere, has also been fantastic.

“I promise to give 100% and help the team compete for all our targets this season.”

According to Italian sources, Roma will pay a €5m fee for the loan deal. The Giallorossi will also cover half of Wijnaldum’s salary for the new season. 

The Dutchman’s current deal at PSG runs until 2024. However, Roma have the option to keep him beyond the 2022-23 season by paying an €8m fee next summer.