Wijnaldum Gone – Still One To Go

Gini Wijnaldum has been signed by Liverpool FC with the club announcing it on the web-site  earlier tonight.

Gini has been in  Liverpool today passing his medical today and agreeing terms as Newcastle have confirmed his move to Liverpool for an undisclosed fee, but the fee is thought to be around £25M.

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Gini Wijnaldum – gone

This is what Managing Director Lee Charnley has said about the deal:

“We made it very clear at the beginning of the summer that we had no need to sell for financial reasons, despite relegation, and would only consider selling a player if it was in the best interests of the Club and the team,”

“After discussions with Rafa it was felt that this particular deal was one such circumstance and would be in the best interests of both parties.”

“Gini leaves with our very best wishes for his future career.”

Notice the Lee went out of his way to say Rafa had OKd this deal.

And in an Instagram message this is what Gini Wijnaldum has said:

“With all my heart I want to thank every Newcastle fan for the support love and respect you showed me whilst at your great Club.”

“I can understand some of you will be upset with me for leaving.” “I promise you though I did give my all for you.”

“It does not sit well with me that we were relegated and I say sorry again for that.”

“What I do know is that in Rafa Benitez the Club has a World Class Manager who I am confident will return you to The Premier League.”

“I must also say a very big big thank you to the Board of the Club, they gave me my chance in The Premier League.”

“The process of leaving a club who didn’t need to sell me can be difficult, however the Club have been very understanding in allowing me to join Liverpool.”

“Playing for your Club Newcastle has made me a stronger person and has educated me as a footballer.”

“I take with me special memories of you the fans, the Club and the City.”

“My family and I thank you for making us so welcome and we wish nothing but love and success for you.”

Now it’s almost certain that Moussa Sissoko – another wantaway player at Newcastle – will also be leaving Newcastle and that could come quite soon and even before Moussa is due to report back to training on August 1st – which is a week on Monday.

We are sorry to see Gini leave and he ended up playing 40 games for us with 11 goals and 5 assists.

PlayerFeeClub
INCOMING
Matz Sels£4.5MKAA Gent
Dwight Gayle£10MCrystal Palace
Matt Ritchie£10MBournemouth
Jesus Gamez£1.5MAtletico Madrid
Isaac Hayden£2.5MArsenal
Grant Hanley£5.5MBlackburn
Ciaran Clark£5MAston Villa
Mohamed Diame£4.5MHull City
DeAndre Yedlin£5MTottenham
Daryl Murphy£3MIpswich Town
Achraf Lazaar£3MPalermo
Christian AtsuLoan - seasonChelsea
Transfer Fees In£54.5M
OUTGOING
Gabby ObertanReleasedAnzhi Makhachkala
Sylvain MarveauxReleasedLorient
Steven TaylorReleasedPortland Timbers
Fabricio ColocciniReleasedSan Lorenzo
Andros Townsend£13MCrystal Palace
Remy Cabella£7.5MMarseille
Papiss Cisse£2.5MShandong Luneng
Gini Wijnaldum£25MLiverpool
Florian ThauvinLoan - seasonMarseille
Siem de JongLoan - seasonPSV
Kevin MbabuLoan - seasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetLoan - seasonSt. Etienne
Daryl Janmaat£7.5MWatford
Tim KrulLoan - JanuaryAjax
Tim KrulLoan from JanuaryAZ Alkmaar
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereLoan - seasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryLoan - JanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicLoan - JanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiLoan - JanuaryBolton Wanderers
Moussa Sissoko£30MTottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fees Out£85.5M
Net Spend-£31M

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