PSG sign Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum from Liverpool

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Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum will join Paris St Germain from Premier League side Liverpool on a three-year deal.

The 30-year-old made 237 appearances and scored 22 goals for Liverpool in all competitions, lifting the Premier League, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup titles with them.

"Signing for PSG is a new challenge for me," Wijnaldum told the Ligue 1 club's website.

"I'm joining one of the best squads in Europe and I want to bring all my desire and commitment to this ambitious project.

"PSG have proved how good they are in recent years and I'm convinced that together, with our supporters, we can go even further and higher."

A star-studded PSG team finished second to Lille in Ligue 1 last season and are looking to bolster their ranks to mount a fresh challenge.

The versatile Wijnaldum signed for Liverpool from fellow Premier League side Newcastle United for 23 million pounds ($32.52 million) in 2016 and was a key figure in the Anfield side's domestic and European successes.

Wijnaldum, who was hailed by manager Juergen Klopp in March as his "most consistent player", featured in every league game as Liverpool secured a third-placed finish last season and qualified for the Champions League.

His five-year spell at Anfield will end when his contract expires on June 30.

"Nobody can take our memories from us," Klopp said in a statement on Liverpool's website. "We will share them forever and that's really great."

Wijnaldum will captain the Netherlands at the European Championship in the absence of injured defender Virgil van Dijk.

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