Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Gini Wijnaldum has admitted that he is not ‘completely happy’ with his current situation at the club.
The Holland international signed for PSG on a free transfer in the summer from Liverpool, making a last minute U-turn when it seemed certain that we would be joining Barcelona.
Wijnaldum was offered a bigger wage and incentives to sign with the strength of PSG’s squad, while also being promised a regular starting role in the side’s midfield.
Wijnaldum was one of several signings at the Parc Des Princes this summer alongside Achraf Hakimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Lionel Messi and Nuno Mendes.
But the good form of midfielder Idrissa Gueye has seen him preferred alongside Marco Verratti so far this season by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Wijnaldum is currently with the Netherlands national team and spoke to local media about his situation.
“I can’t say I’m completely happy,” Wijnaldum said to Dutch outlet NOS. “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 think [not playing], it’s a primary concern for every player,” Wijnaldum added.
“It’s also worrying if you don’t play. But it’s just the beginning of the season. A lot can still happen and I stay positive.”
PSG currently sit top of Ligue 1 having won eight out of nine league games and top of their Champions League group having beaten Man City on match day 2.