Liverpool Football Club have confirmed the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United.
The 25-year-old midfielder has signed a “long-term” contract with the Reds who will pay Newcastle an initial £23m for his services. A further £2m in add-ons is included in the deal.
Commenting on the move, Wijnaldum told the offal: “I’m really excited because Liverpool is a big club with a great history and it’s always a dream to play for as big a club as Liverpool.”
On working with Jürgen Klopp he added: “I always love to watch him, his passion as a trainer, I like how he enjoys the game. He gives something back to the group [with his passion] so I look forward to working with him.”
Earlier today Liverpool also confirmed the signing of Alex Manninger on a free transfer. He will wear the No. 13 jersey while Wijnaldum will be Liverpool’s new No. 5.