Wijnaldum bound for Newcastle
Published 10/07/2015 | 12:51
PSV Eindhoven have confirmed that Georginio Wijnaldum is on his way to England to agree personal terms with Newcastle.
The 24-year-old is due to fly into Newcastle on Friday for a medical and Press Association Sport understands the Barclays Premier League club have agreed a fee of around 20million euros (£14.4million) for the 19-times capped Dutch midfielder.
Newcastle hope to complete the deal before the squad departs for a pre-season tour of the United States this weekend.
"Georginio Wijnaldum has left the players' hotel in Evian-les-Bains," PSV technical manager Marcel Brands said on the club's official website.
"The 24-year-old captain is on his way to England to reach a personal agreement there with Newcastle United."
Wijnaldum extended his PSV contract until the summer of 2018 last year and has made more than 100 appearances for the club since joining from Feyenoord in 2011.
Phillip Cocu named Wijnaldum as captain following his appointment as PSV head coach in 2013 and the Rotterdam-born player impressed as the Netherlands finished third at the 2014 World Cup under Louis van Gaal.
Wijnaldum scored 14 goals in 33 games last season as PSV won their 22nd Eredivisie title.
If, as expected, Wijnaldum completes his move to Tyneside he will become the first signing of new Newcastle manager Steve McClaren.