Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)토토사이트 are battling it out for Manuel Ugarte.
The Uruguayan midfielder is a high-energy, all-over-the-ground type of player. Ugarte’s activity helps his team in all aspects of the offense, but he is often used defensively, as he is known for his tackling and interceptions more than anything else. He has been compared to fellow Uruguayan Rodrigo Bentancur.
Ugarte was born in 2001 and is now 22 years old, but his talent at Sporting CP has attracted the attention of many big clubs. The likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked to Ugarte, while PSG were also strongly interested in him.
PSG were quick to act. They contacted Ugarte before any of the other teams did. According to Portuguese publication Hecord, “Sporting have already received an official offer for Ugarte. PSG’s offer of 60 million euros (approximately R$854 million) corresponds to Ugarte’s buyout clause.” By offering Sporting Ugarte’s buyout amount, PSG appears to have entered into negotiations with Ugarte immediately.
France’s L’Equipe quoted the report as saying that president Luis Campos was actively pursuing the signing of Ugarte and that unless something changed, Ugarte would be in a PSG shirt this summer.
However, there has been a twist. “Chelsea are the other team who want to pay Ugarte’s buyout and sign him,” says Hecord. “Chelsea have offered to match PSG’s offer, so the two clubs will be in fierce competition for Ugarte,” said Hecord, revealing that Chelsea are attempting to hijack Ugarte.
Clubs with deep pockets are different. Chelsea, with their new owners and vast wealth, have made a number of signings in the summer and winter transfer windows. Once again, they’re playing it “cool” and paying buyout clauses when they get a player they want.
PSG may have made the first offer, but they can’t let their guard down. Sporting have the upper hand in the negotiations and the player has the final say, according to Hecord, with Ugarte prioritizing a move to the English Premier League (EPL). PSG, who play in the French Ligue 1, could be pushed aside due to league competition.