Roma have reportedly stepped up their negotiations with Paris Saint Germain for the transfer of Georginio Wijnaldum.
Wijnaldum, 31, after just one season with the Parisiens, looks to be on his way out and La Gazzetta dello Sport claim that the Giallorossi feel ‘optimistic’ about securing the Dutchman’s services after Jose Mourinho contacted him to discuss personal terms.
Roma’s investment in players this season is constraining them to go all in for the Dutchman and also keeping in mind the considerable amount of salary he earns at PSG, the Giallorossi are overseeing options of setting up a loan deal instead of a permanent transfer.
The report from La Gazzetta dello Sport further stated that a possibility of a loan deal with the inclusion of a buy-option at the end of the spell (under certain conditions) may be on the cards where the French outfit would be paying more than half of the player’s total wages (€9 million).
Negotiations are tight but Roma expects themselves to close the deal within the next week so as to avoid any competition from any other potential suitors.
Wijnaldum featured 31 times in Ligue 1 but started only 18 of those matches and scored one goal and registered three assists and is looking to leave Paris quickly in order to leave behind his nightmarish form. Sources contacted by Get Italian Football News had reported previously that Roma were offered a chance to sign the Dutchman some days ago.
GIFN | Trambak Bhattacherjee