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Total Football Scout - Georginio Wijnaldum

Total Football's Marcus Banks is fast becoming our eyes and ears around the globe as he scopes out the latest up-and-coming footballing talent.

This time he looks at PSV's Georginio Wijnaldum who is the latest in a long-line of hot prospects from Holland. After one big move in his career already, could the youngster be set for a bigger team in Europe?

NAME: GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM

POSITION: MIDFIELDER

AGE: 21

CLUB: PSV EINDHOVEN

SQUAD NUMBER: 10

NATIONALITY: DUTCH

HEIGHT: 5’ 6”

WEIGHT: 69 KG

MARKET VALUE: £6,500,000

HE’S A BIT LIKE: RAFAEL VAN DER VAART

On April 8, 2007, Georginio Wijnaldum made his official debut for Dutch side Feyenoord against Groningen at the age of 16 and 148 days. He became the youngest player to represent Feyenoord at senior level and scooped the man of the match award. The Dutchman scored his first goal in December 2007 in the 6-0 win against Hercules Almelo.

Wijnaldum made his European debut in the 2008/2009 in a UEFA cup match against Kalmar and netted his first European goal in the return match. The 21-year-old signed a new deal in 2009 keeping him at Feyenoord until the summer of 2012.

In his final season, Wijnaldum scored 14 goals in 34 appearances before departing for PSV. The fee was believed to be around £4.4 million and he has gone on to make 25 appearances scoring 11 goals so far for the Red White Army. Wijnaldum certainly has the potential to lead the next line of Dutch stars gracing the top teams of Europe.

Click on any of the names below to see our other Total Football Scout features:

Luc Castaignos

Ryo Miyaichi

Marc Andre ter Stegen

Gerard Deulofeu

Georginio Wijnaldum

Alexandre Lacazette

Neymar

Bojan Krkic

Ross Barkley

Daniel Sturridge

Phil Jones

Raheem Sterling

Julian Draxler

Oriel Romeu

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain


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