Wijnaldum picks up unwanted Ligue 1 award after difficult first season at PSG

Former Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum has been crowned the Ligue 1 flop of the season – just 12 months after he joined PSG from the Reds.

The Dutch midfielder left Anfield to join the French champions after running down his deal on Merseyside. But Wijnaldum has tasted just 1,933 minutes of actions across his 38 appearances this term and has struggled to make any sort of impression at the Parc des Princes.

And now the 31-year-old's miserable maiden year in France has gone from bad to worse after he was named as the 'Ligue 1 Flop Signing of the Year' by Get French Football News.

The midfielder is said to have won the unwanted award – which attracted over 100,000 votes and was decided by a combination of votes and input from an expert panel – by some distance, despite the fact he won the French title during his first season with Mauricio Pochettino's side.

As a result of his disastrous year in Paris, Wijnaldum has also dropped out of Louis van Gaal's Netherlands squad just months before the World Cup.

Wijnaldum admitted back in October that he "wasn't completely happy" in the French capital after his tough start to life at PSG. And things haven't improved since then for the former Newcastle man, who was hailed as a "manager's dream" by Jurgen Klopp last year.

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Wijnaldum previously told NOS: “I can’t say I’m completely happy. Because the situation is not what I wanted. But that’s football and I’ll have to learn to deal with that.

“I’m a fighter. I have to stay positive and work hard to turn it around. I have played a lot in recent years, was always fit and also did very well. This is something different and that takes getting used to.

“I was really looking forward to the new step and then this happens. It is very difficult.”

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