Newcastle United’s Georginio Wijnaldum named Eredivisie Player of the Year

Wijnaldum was named PSV Player of the Year having captained the club to the Eredivisie title.

Wijnaldum completed a switch to Newcastle United this summer, but he has been honoured in his homeland of the Netherlands for the role he played with PSV last season, as confirmed by the official club website.

The 24-year-old was named Eredivisie Player of the Year for the 2014/15 season, having captained his side to the league title with a series of truly impressive displays.

The midfielder was the first PSV player to win the award since Mark van Bommel in 2005, and considering his success in the Netherlands, it was a real coup for the Magpies to sign Wijnaldum.

In 33 games the midfielder netted 14 goals and registered four assists - a tally a striker would be proud of - and his displays were central to PSV clinching the domestic title.

He has started his career at St James’ Park in steady, if slow, style, scoring on his debut with a powerful header. He has since had a role to play in the following three Premier League fixtures, and although he has not had a game changing impact, he looks to be a player who can lead Steve McClaren’s men up the table.

Wijnaldum ended his career with PSV in fine form, and if he can rediscover this level of performance whilst with Newcastle, the Magpies have a player of real quality on their hands.

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