Sunderland? Newcastle? Georginio Wijnaldum has sights on PSG move instead

Sunderland and Newcastle target Georginio Wijnaldum is eyeing a switch to PSG.

Sunderland and Newcastle target Georginio Wijnaldum is eyeing a switch to PSG, report French website Footmercato.

The Dutch international winger had told ESPN earlier this year that he turned down a move to the French champions 12 months earlier, but now he appears to have a very different stance.

Explaining his change of stance, Wijnaldum is quoted by Footmercato: "I was not ready, I followed my instinct.

"Last season, I was especially hurt, I had no confidence in my abilities. And when you joined the PSG you have to play.

"Now, would I be ready for PSG? Absolutely. Much I am very new."

The Mirror reported earlier this month that Sunderland were plotting a bid for the PSV ace, valued by his club at £15 million, with rivals Newcastle United also showing an interest.

What's next for Wijnaldum?

Both clubs may struggle to attract the winger in light of his comments, believing he is good enough for a side which have reached the Champions League knockout stages for the last three seasons in succession.

Wijnaldum's stock has never been higher, and he even beat new Manchester United signing to win the Dutch Eredivisie player of the year award.

Both managers Steve McClaren and Dick Advocaat have solid contacts in Holland, but it is likely to take more than that - considerable money - to stand a chance of luring the 24-year-old to sign, and may be impossible if PSG revisit their interest. 

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