With Renato Sanches, Fabian Ruiz, Carlos Soler and Vitinha, Paris Saint-Germain signed four new players for central midfield in the summer. Now the French champions are apparently working on the next midfield transfer. Object of desire: Manuel Ugarte from Sporting Lisbon.
According to a report by Portuguese newspaper A Bola, PSG are preparing an offer for the 21-year-old Uruguayan. Ideally, Ugarte should switch to the Seine in January. The clearer embodies a type of player who, despite the many midfield transfers in the current PSG squad, is in short supply.
Paris is therefore ready to pay 40 million euros for Ugarte. The legal footer still has a contract with Sporting until 2026, which is said to have an exit clause of 60 million euros.
The six-time national player switched from Portuguese midfield club FC Famalicão to Sporting in August 2021 for 6.5 million euros, where he was in the starting lineup in seven of nine competitive games this season. Last season, Ugarte mostly acted as a joker.
According to the Portuguese record, Tottenham Hotspur is said to have put out feelers for the youngster in addition to the French. Spurs coach Antonio Conte has already asked Uruguayan Tottenham professional Rodrigo Bentancur about Ugarte's qualities.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Next Midfield Reinforcement? PSG close to Sportings Ugarte - competition from Spurs released.