GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM have dealt a blow to Arsenal and Newcastle in their search for a midfielder, reportedly saying he has no intention of leaving PSG.
Wijnladum has been linked with a move to Arsenal, who are in dire need of midfield reinforcements, as well as a return to former club Newcastle.
Tottenham are also rumored to be interested, with one possibility involving a swap-deal from Tangui Ndombele.
But now the transfer away from PSG is dead in the water, according to French Football News.
It is claimed that the 31-year-old will view his time in Paris as a ‘failure’ if he leaves this month.
Wijnaldum arrived at the club only in the summer, joining on a free transfer from Liverpool.
However, the Dutchman has failed to establish a regular starting berth in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad since joining the French giants.
And PSG is believed to be not averse to loaning him until the end of the season.
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Arsenal are believed to have inquired for his services, while mega-rich Newcastle attempted to sign Wijnaldum earlier this month.
Although it is believed that he turned down the opportunity to return to St James’s Park, where he spent the 2015/16 season.
The goalscoring midfielder is firmly focused on staying at PSG, and finally looks to bring the long-awaited Champions League trophy to the French capital.
Wijnaldum has played in Ligue 1 18 times for PSG in this campaign, although only eight of those appearances have been made since the start.
He is hardly a well-established figure in PSG’s midfield, and has scored just once in the French top-flight this season.
But he is not expected to leave the Parc des Princes during the winter window, despite his lack of regular playing time.
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