The 30-year-old midfielder left Liverpool to join PSG on a free transfer at the end of last season after running down his contract on Merseyside.


He had an offer to move to Barcelona, but the Dutchman eventually decided to join the French giants in the summer.



But Wijnaldum admitted that he could have been at PSG even before he moved to England in the first place.


He claimed that PSG wanted him just after the 2014 World Cup, but he decided to stay at PSV Eindhoven as he wanted to win the Eredivisie.



The Dutchman revealed that PSG came back for him again a year later, when he was looking to leave PSV, but indicated that he felt moving to Newcastle with England was the right move for his career.


Wijnaldum told French sports daily L’Equipe: “That’s right, yes [PSG wanted me in 2015].



“In fact, the first contacts dated back to 2014, after the World Cup. PSG tried to convince me to join, but I wanted to stay at PSV Eindhoven for at least one more year and try and be Dutch champions before leaving.


“I also wanted to stay with Memphis. I had been injured for a long time the previous season and I felt a bit indebted to the club and the supporters.


“I stayed and we became champions.


“Afterwards, I was more open to the idea of leaving and Paris came back for me.


“But at the time I didn’t feel a real urge to be signed and I chose to go to Newcastle, who really wanted me and made it clear to me.”


Wijnaldum spent just one season at Newcastle and went on to join Liverpool where he won the Premier League and Champions League.