Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has been unable to convince Roma to sign him on a permanent basis from PSG, Italian media report.
Wijnaldum joined the Giallorossi last summer on loan from the Parisian club. Not long after joining Roma, Wijnaldum suffered a fractured tibia, which kept him out for a couple of months. He returned to the pitch in February, but has since then failed to convice the Giallorossi to make his loan a permanent deal. Wijnaldum featured 23 times for the Roman club, in which he scored twice. The Dutchman also played just over 50 minutes in the Europa League final against Sevilla last week.
According to Sky Italia, Roma had an option to buy Wijnaldum set at €8 million, and the Giallorossi are not looking to use it at the moment, also because of Wijnaldum’s salary of €7 million a year. However, if the Dutchman does not find any other team in the upcoming summer, Roma could sweep in and bring him back to the capital. This scenario is not very likely though.
Wijnaldum posted a picture on Instagram with a text that looks like a farewell:
“Thank you, Giallorossi fans, for the amazing atmosphere during the games and support this season.”
Jurre van Wanrooij | GIFN