Chelsea Close On Winning The Battle Against PSG to Sign Manuel Ugarte
Defensive midfielder, Manuel Ugarte is close close to join Premier League side Chelsea. The 22-year old had multiple offers from PSG and Manchester United, but he will be on his way to Stamford Bridge next summer.
Manuel Ugarte transfer: After an awful season, Premier League club Chelsea are once again going aggressive in the transfer market to make big signings. To start with, the Blues are now close to signing Uruguayan midfielder Manuel Ugarte. Ugarte, who has been linked with multiple clubs like Manchester United and PSG, has now agreed terms to join Chelsea. The Premier League club will be paying £55.8m (65 million euros), which triggers his release clause at Sporting CP. Follow Premier League LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.
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Ugarte played for Sporting CP in the Portuguese league, making 31 league appearances. He was the main man in the defensive midfield for his club, which attracted many big clubs. According to reports, PSG were ready to offer 5 million euros per season to the 22-year-old, but he agreed to join Chelsea, where he will receive around 3.5 million euros per season plus bonuses.
This is mainly because, PSG have Verrarti as their main man in midfield, which might have reduced Ugarte’s game time. Manchester United are also doing well with Casemiro and have multiple options for replacement. However, at Chelsea, the 22-year-old might find himself directly into the team. Chelsea’s main man ahead of the defensive line, who was Ngolo Kante will be leaving the club after his contract ends this season. Jorginho is also now at Arsenal, making a void to fill.
Ugarte showed promising signs while playing for Sporting, and looks like Chelsea are convinced enough to sign him. his contract with Sporting CP is till 2026, and this might be a reason for paying a hefty transfer fee. This might be just the start for Chelsea’s transfer window as there are multiple players to come and leave this summer.
Manuel Ugarte Transfer: Chelsea Transfer Window
Chelsea fans might see a whole new squad next season at Stamford Bridge. The club will be under new manager Mauricio Pochettino and some new faces. Players like Mason Mount, Denis Zakaria, Hakim Ziyech, Ngolo Kante, Christian Pulisic, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang might leave the club this season. Ruben Loftus-Cheek also agreed personal terms with AC Milan, while Zakaria also confirmed his exit.
Joao Felix also might be returning to Atletico Madrid as his loan spell will come to an end. Kai Harvetz has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, who are now with their main striker Karim Benzema.
Chelsea are eyeing multiple names to replace them. They are keen on signing a striker and have targeted big names like Victor Osimhen and Dusan Vlahovic.
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