PSV playmaker Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed that Tim Krul has been selling the positives of Newcastle United to his international teammate.
The Dutch midfielder says he is happy at Eindhoven but wants to play in a stronger league than the Dutch one, with the Premier League foremost in his thoughts.
With 16 goals this season in 36 starts in all competitions, Wijnaldum and his PSV colleagues should win the league this weekend when they entertain Heerenveen.
Ten points clear with only four matches to play, a win will guarantee the Dutch title.
Georginio Wijnaldum was one of Holland’s key performers in Brazil last summer and featured in all seven matches, scoring one of the three goals that beat Brazil in the match to decide third place.
Georginio Wijnaldum :
“I am happy at PSV but I am a player with a lot of ambition, I want to play in a stronger league than the Eredivisie.
“With my quality I feel that I can bring a lot to a team that I will join, I want to show it in the big leagues; England, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.
Life’s great in Newcastle:
“I speak with Leroy Fer and Tim Krul about England a lot. Tim has been in England since he was 17. He only says good things about England and living in Newcastle, the stadium is big with 50,000 people, the fans are great and life is great there.
“You have better players and teams in England, and for myself it is better to play in a better league against better players.”
Needless to say, it would be a massive step forward for Newcastle to sign a player such as Wijnaldum but could a player like him be attracted and WOULD Mike Ashley agree to go for that calibre/price of player.
Interesting that the Dutch international talks about the positives of Newcastle United, outlined by Tim Krul, as being the stadium, the size of crowds and the fans themselves – not cups, trophies, competing….