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Agent lifts lid on Wijnaldum Liverpool exit: Reds made offer; these other clubs too...

The agent of PSG signing Gini Wijnaldum has lifted the lid on his drawn out departure from Liverpool.

While confirming Liverpool offered him a new deal, Wijnaldum's agent Humphry Nijman explains the player ultimately wanted to move elsewhere.

"He had a fantastic time at Liverpool," said Nijman. "It started when we visited the house of Mr Klopp and a plan was made that they wanted to win the championship and the Champions League, and that was achieved.

"That was fantastic for the fans in Liverpool, fantastic for the manager and fantastic for the player. The player was really happy they achieved their goals.

"His contract was expiring so he was a free agent after this season.

"Of course, an attempt was made (to keep him at Liverpool) but he made another choice."

He also told the Here We Go podcast: "It started quite early, in January Inter Milan showed interest.

"They made an offer for Gini but there were problems with the owners getting the money out of China so Inter wasn't able to fulfil their initial obligations.

"They had made him a very, very good offer. If the financial problems were not there, it could have been a serious option.

"After that the director of Juventus phoned me and showed interest. Also in the same period, Leonardo from PSG (sporting director) approached me. We knew Mr Koeman at Barcelona would like to bring Georginio to Barcelona. At a later stage Bayern Munich showed an interest.

"(PSG boss Mauricio) Pochettino had talks with Gini and how he saw his role and what he expected from him.

"Barcelona we had some talks and initially it looked all really good and we were along the way (to an agreement) but Paris were telling us their interest was quite serious. When both offers came on the table, he had to make a choice."

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