OFFICIAL: Wijnaldum joins Jose Mourinho’s Roma

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– Roma have signed Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on a season-long loan, with an option to buy, from Paris St-Germain.

– The Netherlands captain won the Ligue 1 title and made 37 appearances in all competitions after moving to PSG from Liverpool last summer.

– The Italian club can exercise a clause to buy the 31-year-old after the 2022-23 season.

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– Wijnaldum becomes Roma boss Jose Mourinho’s fifth summer signing.

– He follows Paulo Dybala, Nemanja Matic, Zeki Celik and Mile Svilar to the Italian capital.

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

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

Georginio Wijnaldum