PSV have just released an official statement confirming that their Captain Georginio Wijnaldum is on his way to Newcastle to discuss personal terms with United.
Wijnaldum has left the team’s hotel in Evian-les-Bains where PSV are based for their pre-season training camp and friendly matches.
Director of Football at PSV, Marcel Brands, has confirmed that the two clubs have agreed the transfer fee and only the player needs to agree his side of things.
PSV Official Statement
Georginio Wijnaldum has left the players’ hotel in Evian-les-Bains. The 24-year-old captain is on his way to England to reach a personal agreement there with Newcastle United, says Marcel Brands on Friday. The Director of Football confirms PSV and English reached an agreement on the terms of a transfer and then the club has decided to give Wijnaldum permission to travel to England.
Longest at PSV
In England with Newcastle United, Wijnaldum will negotiate his personal terms. Should the midfielder and the club from the north of England reach an agreement, then the midfielder will be signed immediately. Wijnaldum, who a year ago his contract extended until the summer of 2018, is the longest serving of all the selection of players in the first team of PSV. In the summer of 2011, the midfielder left Feyenoord. His debut followed on July 7 of that year, when a friendly against FC Eindhoven. At the end of that season, the midfielder won the KNVB Cup with PSV.
Championship as a reward
Head coach Phillip Cocu appointed Wijnaldum as Captain immediately after his appointment as head coach.
After a few years with long-term back injury, Wijnaldum recovered strongly at the World Cup in Brazil with Holland. There he won, under the leadership of coach Louis van Gaal, the bronze medal. After returning to PSV Wijnaldum extended his contract with the aim to give everything for the national championship. A mission where the captain brilliantly succeeded.
With fourteen goals in 33 games ‘Gini’ had a large share in the 22nd league title in the club’s history.