Targeted by PSG for a year, Manuel Ugarte will leave Sporting Lisbon in the coming weeks. With a release clause of 60 million euros, the Uruguayan midfielder should land in Paris … or Chelsea, who are also courting him. And its president, Frederico Varandas, is doing everything possible to ensure that the affair does not fall through.
The Portuguese championship experienced its epilogue this weekend, with the final victory of Benfica. Winner of Santa Clara (6-0), the Lisbon club held off the FC Porto of Sergio Conceicao. For his part, the Sporting Lisbon won their last match Vizela (1-2), thus finishing fourth in Liga Bwinbehind Braga, who also won (3-0). And the Sporting did not wish to take any risk on this last match of the championship…
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Ugarte deprived of match!
To face VizelaTHE Sporting Lisbon did not field his master to play in midfield, Manuel Ugarte. According to the Portuguese media Correiro da Manhathis is a specific request from the President Frederico Varandas. He would have demanded that Manuel Ugarte be preserved. And for good reason… Behind the scenes, his XXL transfer is taking shape. And the Sporting Lisbon doesn’t want to take any risks.
A 60 million clause
For a year, the PSG follows carefully Manuel Ugarte. Luis Campos checked off the name of this very promising midfielder. In recent days, Paris would have moved its pawns and positioned itself near the Sporting Lisbon. Same thing on the side of chelseawhich completes the arrival of the former Parisian Mauricio Pochettino on his bench. Two clubs ready to put 60 million euros on the table for Manuel Ugarte ! At this price, we understand the caution of Frederico Varandas. Sitting on the bench, his colt did not move from the match. Not even to come into play and secure the victory of his people, obtained at the very end of the match on a goal against his camp (85th)…