Georginio Wijnaldum comments on potential move to Newcastle

The PSV captain has been linked with Newcastle, Sunderland, West Ham and Southampton.

Speaking to SoccerNews in the Netherlands, PSV star Georginio Wijnaldum has commented on a potential summer transfer, with Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain two clubs at the forefront of his mind.

The midfielder said: “You need to know what intentions a club has with you. In the end, your feeling determines whether you want to go to that club. Of course it's a beautiful club, like most clubs in England. But it is not obvious that I would choose that club. If they do not play European football but the feeling is good, you still want to go. Maybe it is not financially attractive, but they do have a good plan with you and still want you.”

Speaking on Newcastle’s interest, Wijnaldum has admitted that the chances of him moving to Tyneside are not affected by the club’s stature in Europe, or their financial strengths, but by how he feels at the club.

This gives them an advantage over PSG, who also want to sign the 24-year-old, despite Wijnaldum being aware that the two clubs are far apart in terms of status right now.

He has admitted that PSG have an offer on the table, but is waiting to hear from ‘beautiful’ Newcastle as the feeling of playing for them could be greater than turning out in Ligue 1.

This gives a boost to the Magpies, who may have felt Wijnaldum slipping out of their grasp when PSG entered the race to sign him. The French outfit can offer Champions League football and a higher wage, but that is not important to the midfielder.

Newcastle must surely now be the favourites to sign Wijnaldum, despite a wealth of interest in him from the Premier League. The Daily Mail reported that Sunderland, West Ham United, Swansea and Southampton have all been tracking his availability in the last months, whilst Newcastle have been deliberating a move.

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