Roma have caught another big fish amid the ongoing summer transfer market, with ex-Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum joining the Italian club on loan with an option to buy.
Roma have officially submitted the contract of Georginio Wijnaldum to the Serie A offices, with the midfielder arriving from Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan plus an option to buy worth €8 million.
The option will reportedly turn into an obligation if Roma qualify for the Champions League by the end of this season and Wijnaldum plays 50% or more of the matches throughout the campaign across all competitions. Several reports also claim that the 31-year-old was desperate to facilitate the summer transfer to Roma.
It is understood that Roma will contribute 50 per cent to his wages, with PSG having agreed to pay the rest of Wijnaldum’s salary of €7 million plus bonuses of €3 million during the player’s one-year loan spell in the Italian capital.
If we dive deep into the numbers, it is reported that Roma will pay a salary of €5 million per season to the Dutchman.
Upon moving to France, the midfielder failed to cement his spot in a star-studded PSG midfield, subsequently playing only 1,651 minutes of football in Ligue 1.
Jose Mourinho was keen on signing the experienced campaigner. Perhaps he now sees the former Newcastle United star as a starter in Roma’s midfield.
GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder