Re: Georginio Wijnaldum Thought He\'d Join Barcelona

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Georginio Wijnaldum Thought He\'d Join Barcelona 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:33 pm

Georginio Wijnaldum has said he thought he was going to join Barcelona this summer after leaving Liverpool but the move never materialized and he instead joined Paris Saint-Germain.

\"What I can say is that I made a different choice,\" Wijnaldum said in Saturday\'s press conference.

\"It was a difficult choice. We negotiated with Barcelona for four weeks, but we have not come to an agreement. PSG was more decisive and faster. The project also really appealed to me. But it was difficult. I have to say that I also thought I would go to Barcelona. That was the only club that was really interested in me for a long time.\"

Via Adriana Garcia/ESPN

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Re: Georginio Wijnaldum Thought He\'d Join Barcelona 

Post#2 » by ecuhus1981 » Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:46 pm

Translation: Barcelona are so over-leveraged financially that they can't afford to pay anywhere near Wijnaldum's worth in salary, even without a transfer fee. Same thing is happening with Memphis.

You can't expect free agents to take a 75% paycut when other teams are offering a raise, even with top clubs.
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