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Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum joins Newcastle

July 11, 2015

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has joined Newcastle from PSV Eindhoven for a reported fee of 20 million euros ($22 million), making him the Premier League club’s third most-expensive signing.

Newcastle announced the transfer on Saturday, with Wijnaldum signing a five-year deal and becoming the first arrival under new manager Steve McClaren.

The 24-year-old Wijnaldum says “I felt the time was right for me to move and the club have shown they really want me, so I’m very happy to be here.”

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