PSG having a hard time finding suitors for Georginio Wijnaldum

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Amid PSG's concerted effort to streamline their roster before the transfer window closes, the club faces challenges in offloading certain players, with Georginio Wijnaldum presenting a particularly difficult situation according to information obtained by L'Equipe.

As PSG undertake a roster-trimming initiative, the club has already witnessed the departure of Neymar (Al Hilal), Abdou Diallo (Al Arabi), and Djeidi Gassama (Sheffield Wednesday).

Additionally, Leandro Paredes finally got sold to AS Roma on Wednesday while Renato Sanches joined the same Italian club on loan with a mandatory buyout clause attached to the deal.

The list of players deemed surplus has consequently been shortened, but nevertheless, there remain many players for whom exit avenues are proving to be elusive, notably Julian Draxler and Georginio Wijnaldum.

According to reports by L'Equipe, interest in Wijnaldum appears tempered to nonexistent, potentially due to concerns over his recent injury history. The Dutch midfielder suffered a fractured tibia during his loan spell at Roma last season, appearing in only 23 matches (12 starts).

Upon his return to Paris, Wijnaldum expressed his willingness to stay with PSG if the club deemed it suitable. However, the reciprocal interest from PSG appears less pronounced and the French champions are trying to find the Dutch international a new home.

Despite Wijnaldum's availability, the 32-year-old is under contract at PSG through June 2024 and both he and PSG have declined offers from both Turkey and the Netherlands while waiting for better financial terms and playing conditions that suit the two parties better.

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