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Wijnaldum on not moving to Barcelona: PSG were a little faster

Netherlands captain Jenny Wijnaldum, who negotiated with Barcelona and ended up announcing his move to Paris Saint-Germain from next season, said on Saturday that it was "very difficult" to choose, but the French club was a little faster and lured him with his project.

Wijnaldum, the 30-year-old former Liverpool player, added, "It was a very difficult thing... I negotiated for 5 weeks until I made the final decision, and Paris Saint-Germain were a little faster and their project attracted me, it was a very difficult decision because Barcelona were very interested in me."

On the eve of the Netherlands' confrontation with Ukraine at the start of their European Championship, the mills captain made it clear that he was happy to end his transfer before the tournament because these things "affect the player's concentration".

The Dutch national team will play a strong confrontation with its guest Ukraine, at nine o'clock this evening, at the "Johan Cruyff Arena", in an expected meeting between the two teams due to the closeness in the level.

And the international player, who participated in 75 international matches, continued, "Both are very big and big clubs, so it was difficult, but in the end I decided to go to PSG... After making the decision, I felt very comfortable before the start of the tournament."

Wijnaldum signed a contract until 2024 with the French capital club after the expiration of his contract with Liverpool.