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Wijnaldum drops bombshell as 'things behind scenes' motivated Liverpool exit

Gini Wijnaldum has dropped a bombshell after his departure from Liverpool.

PSG announced they had signed the Dutch midfielder on a three-year contract on Thursday.

The 30-year-old rejected an extension from Liverpool and has now revealed 'things going on behind the scenes' motivated his decision.

Wijnaldum told Voetbal International via Sport Witness: "I am still emotional because at that moment you realise: It was my last game for Liverpool. Also, the fact that before me, many players left who didn't get something like that makes it special for me."

On why he is leaving Liverpool, the Dutchman added: "There are many supporters who ask me why I didn't just accept the offer from Liverpool to extend my contract.

"But of course, it's not just that. It's about much more than that. There are things happening behind the scenes that you cannot influence as a player. I will explain that after the tournament because now only Orange [Netherlands] counts.

"What I do want to say is that the people at the training complex, the staff of the club, and my fellow players would have liked to keep me.

"I did tell them a bit more. After that, they understood my decision completely. That is important to me."

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