Dutch midfield maestro Georginio Wijnaldum is on the verge of joining Saudi Arabian club Al Ittifaq, bidding adieu to his brief time with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The transfer, reportedly valued at €6.9 million, is set to span three years, and it marks a fresh chapter in the career of the versatile midfielder.
Wijnaldum’s journey to Al Ittifaq comes after a relatively short stay at PSG. After a high-profile move from Liverpool to the French capital in 2021, many expected him to continue his European football journey at the elite level. However, the new challenge in a different footballing landscape appears to have won him over.
Al Ittifaq is one of Saudi Arabia’s well-established football clubs, competing in the Saudi Professional League. The club boasts a passionate fan base and a history of success within the domestic league. Wijnaldum’s arrival is expected to inject a dose of European flair into the squad, providing the team with invaluable experience and leadership on the pitch.