Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of central midfielder Manuel Ugarte on a five-year contract from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.
The news was officially announced via the club’s official social media platforms and the Uruguayan international joins the Parisians for $65m after the French champions triggered his release clause.
Paris Saint-Germain are delighted to welcome Manuel Ugarte into the first team squad for the start of the 2023/24 season.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 7, 2023
Manuel Ugarte completes switch to PSG
Speaking to PSG’s in-house media team, Ugarte said, “I am sincerely very happy to be able to take this big step in my career, in such a big club. I’m going to give my all for Paris Saint-Germain.”
The 22-year-old defensive midfielder is seen as a long-term replacement for Italian Marco Verratti, whose days at the Parc des Princes look to be numbered, and will wear the number four shirt next season in the French capital.
And the Uruguayan is soon to be joined in Paris by Bayern Munich’s Lucas Hernandez, South Korean international Kang-In Lee, and Italian teenager Cher Ndour according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano as the French champions look to conclude their transfer business early this summer.
Three signings announced and more to follow for Paris Saint-Germain… 🔴🔵
✅ Manuel Ugarte
✅ Marco Asensio
✅ Milan Škriniar
⏳ Lucas Hernández
⏳ Kang-in Lee
⏳ Cher Ndour pic.twitter.com/zuWmXkyC3n
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 7, 2023