The talented midfielder joins Jurgen Klopp at Anfield in a big money move.
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich
Georginio Wijnaldum has taken to Instagram to send a message to Newcastle fans after his move to Liverpool was confirmed today.
The 25-year old had been the subject of interest from the likes of Spurs and Everton but it was the Reds who acted decisively and paid the £25 million – according to BBC Sport – required for his services.
Georginio Wijnaldum scores for Newcastle from the penalty spot
With all my heart I want to thank every Newcastle fan for the support love and respect you showed me whilst at your great Club. I can understand some of you will be upset with me for leaving. I promise you though I did give my all for you. It does not sit well with me that we were relegated and I say sorry again for that. What I do know is that in Rafa Benitez the Club has a World Class Manager who I am confident will return you to The Premier League. I must also say a very big big thank you to the Board of the Club, they gave me my chance in The Premier League. The process of leaving a club who didn't need to sell me can be difficult, however the Club have been very understanding in allowing me to join Liverpool. Playing for your Club Newcastle has made me a stronger person and has educated me as a footballer. I take with me special memories of you the fans, the Club and the City. My family and I thank you for making us so welcome and we wish nothing but love and success for you. Georginio. #Newcastle United Championship Champions !
His message is unlikely to go over too well with the Toon Army however, with many criticising his habit of going missing too often last season during the club’s fight for survival.
The Holland international joins the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Sadio Mane and Phillipe Coutinho at Anfield and it’s easy to see why he opted to stay in the Premier League.
Newcastle have made a very tidy profit off his sale and can now put the funds to use in securing Rafael Benitez’s remaining targets.
The Spaniard has focused on signing hungry, committed players with Championship experience this summer and with the Wijnadlum windfall; the recruitment process should become that much easier.