Georginio Wijnaldum has signed a three-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after leaving Liverpool on a free transfer.

The Netherlands midfielder was expected to join Barcelona given the massive Dutch influence on the side with Ronald Koeman staying manager at the club. However, Wijnaldum has chosen to move to the French capital in a move away from Anfield.

“I’m joining one of the best squads in Europe and I want to bring all my desire and commitment to this ambitious project,” Wijnaldum said.

Wijnaldum joined Liverpool from Newcastle United for £25m in 2016.

PSG are understood to have made a better offer than Barca with manager Mauricio Pochettino’s presence being a driving factor in Wijnaldum’s decision.

The former Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven midfielder made 237 appearances for the Reds, helping Jurgen Klopp’s side win the UEFA Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League a year later.

Wijnaldum, who is part of the Netherlands squad for Euro 2020, added: “Paris Saint-Germain have proved how good they are in recent years, and I am convinced that together we can go even further and higher.”