Georginio Wijnaldum named Ligue 1 'Flop of the Year' in damning verdict of ex-Liverpool star's first season at PSG | The Sun

GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM has been named Ligue 1 'Flop of the year' – 12 months after his glamour move from Liverpool to PSG.

The Holland midfielder went from Kop mainstay to bit-part player with Mauricio Pochettino's runaway French champions.


And 'by a wide margin' the 31-year-old topped a poll of 100,000 fans voting on Ligue 1's biggest failure.

The ex-Newcastle hero never played a full match for PSG in more than two months at the end of the season.

That led to former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal axing him from the Holland squad.

So after admitting he 'wasn't completely happy' early in his PSG career, Wijnaldum is now worrying about his World Cup place this winter.

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The ex-PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord star played in 22 of PSG's 38 Ligue One games after they beat Barcelona to his free transfer signing.

But he never fully recovered from Pochettino preferring to pair Idrissa Gueye with Marco Verratti at the start of the campaign.

Now, though, Pochettino is tipped to depart, despite regaining the title by 15 points from Lille.

It's claimed the former Tottenham manager has 'agreed a severance package'.

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Nice head coach Christophe Galtier is already favourite to take over.

As for Wijnaldum, his future in the French capital also seems in doubt – despite having two years left on his contract.

The damning poll on Ligue 1's top flops was held  by Get French Football News, assisted by the views of the website's experts.

And Wijnaldum was said to have been the comfortable 'winner' – although PSG might now feel they were the losers in recruiting him.

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