Arsenal News: Former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum joined Paris Saint-Germain in the 2021 summer transfer window. But the midfielder is reportedly unhappy and wants a return to the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta has been scouting for a central midfielder since the start of the summer transfer window. Arsenal is short on personnel after Maitland-Niles and Kolasinac left the club in January.
Hence, Arsenal has approached Burno Guimaraes and Arthur Melo for a potential transfer in the month. Though Bruno Guimaraes looks unlikely to leave, for now, talks with Arthur are said to have reached an advanced stage.
In case the deal falls through with Arthur Melo, Arsenal could find a savior in Georginio Wijnaldum. The former Gunners target wants a return to the Premier League and could help solve the midfield problems of Mikel Arteta.
Can Georginio Wijnaldum join Arsenal in January?
As per ESPN, Wijnaldum is looking to leave Paris Saint-Germain just 6 months after joining them. Owing to this, The Dutchman reportedly prefers a move to the Premier League in January itself.
Ginny Wijnaldum has not had the best of seasons for PSG as he has struggled to cement his place in the playing XI. The 31-year old has started 11 Ligue 1 games for Paris Saint-Germain. In this, the midfielder has scored 1 goal and provided 2 assists to his teammates.
Hence the Dutchman wants a return back to the Premier League. Wijnaldum is best known for representing Liverpool in the Premier League and helping the Reds to win the 2019/20 league title. To add to this, he has also played for Newcastle United.
Even though Georginio Wijnaldum is so closely associated with Liverpool, he does not want a return to Merseyside. Instead, the report suggests that the midfielder would rather go to North London.
As per the report, Wijnaldum has admired Arsenal since he was a boy. And with the North London club desperate to sign a midfielder, it could be fruitful for both Georginio Wijnaldum and Arsenal if the transfer takes place.
But Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly not interested in letting the Dutchman leave mid-season as they don’t have a replacement. Also, it seems unlikely that Wijnaldum will approach the PSG board with a transfer request for now.
Will Wijnaldum be a good pick for the Gunners
Though it looks unlikely to happen in January, Wijnaldum will certainly suit the Gunners. The midfielder has made 237 appearances for Liverpool and 40 appearances for Newcastle United. Hence he certainly has enough experience in English football.
Arsenal could certainly try signing Georginio Wijnaldum in the summer. But there is a chance that midfielder would choose to sign for the Gunners only if they secure UEFA Champions League football this season.