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.



  • Blackandwhiteblood

    So, possibly two players of genuine quality on their way to sign for us, with more in the pipeline. With Wijnaldum feeding Alexander we can genuinely expect goals to flow. These signings will make us more attractive to other targets. Get them on that ‘plane to the USA and let the work begin. McClaren is well aware of our need for a new centre back, so expect that to be filled soon. When you sign players of this calibre, it’s been well worth the wait.

  • Jezza_NUFC

    The statement actually says they are APPROACHING an agreement on the transfer fee. (Benaderen is Dutch for the verb to approach). So not quite definite yet, I’d say.

  • lockietoon

    Premier league money – £77,835,102
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-handed-cash-boost-9381215
    Average player salaries £32,222
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-uniteds-average-weekly-salary-9298786
    We have 30 players in the current squad (Not all first
    teamers)
    http://www.nufc.com/2014-15html/squad.html
    I’m guessing £30 is the average cost of a ticket per game.
    £77,835,102 – Premier league money
    £29,640,000 – Ticket sales approx. (£30 x 52,000 seats x 19
    home games)
    £50,266,320 – Player salaries approx. (£32,222 x 30 players
    x 52 weeks)
    So £77,835,102 + £29,640,000 – £50,266,320 = £57,208,782
    profit not including player sales, sponsorship money and other revenues etc. Am
    I missing something here?

  • Lee Sanderson

    Kris Leighton .. There you go sunshine.

  • kron7777

    Hope these two transfers materlize!! But for Gods sake, will they focus on the defense!! We need at least two quality defenders and at that Williamson will be 5th choice where a player of his quality deserves to be.

  • toonterrier

    With a long term back injury sounds a bit worrying to me. Like De Jong no matter how good he is or has been we don’t want another passenger in the squad. Hope he gets a thorough medical and any doubt tell him thanks but no thanks.

  • Kris Leighton

    Wait til he’s holding the shirt

  • desree

    shawcross please

  • Duke Fame

    I love the little negative spin; “long term back injury”.  He’s a great buy!

  • BillytheFish

    This would be a superb bit of business, he is a top top signing…..getting excited…..Still not buying a season ticket though……

  • Geordie Alex

    Having watched a few clips he looks like a number 10, we didn’t see enough of him but de Jong can play as an out and out forward so it could be those two up top. If you go on the clubs twitter feed there are some videos of training and there seems to be a huge difference in atmosphere with the squad as the body language we saw on the pitch saw a divided camp. Anita made a great comment – saying was nice to train with the ball – as we suspected our previous lot from pardew down probably didn’t bother with that. 2 centre backs and a centre forward of the same calibre as wijnaldum we could be in for a decent season

  • Duke Fame

    desree I’d be happier if the Lewis Dunk rumour comes to something.

  • NottsToon

    If the 2 signings are completed I would expect Wijnaldum to play behind Mitrovic and De Jong, or De Jong to play behind. Either could work but I think De Jong is better off further forward as Wijnaldum looks the stronger player to mix it up a bit in midfield when needed.

  • MartinJW

    As they say, a patient man gets his fish.

  • Stephen Sheppard

    this lad looks a classy player