Manchester United set to sign Uruguayan International Manuel Ugarte

Manuel Ugarte might be on the move once again after enduring a tough season with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United currently lead the race to sign the midfielder.

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According to reports, Manchester United is getting "closer and closer" to signing Uruguayan midfielder Manuel Ugarte, 23, from Ligue 1 team Paris Saint-Germain. Reputable French reporter Santi Aouna claims that Manchester United is interested in Manuel Ugarte. During the summer transfer window, the Red Devils are eager to sign the Paris Saint-Germain center player. And their chances of acquiring the 23-year-old player from the Ligue 1 winners are getting "closer and closer."

After moving from Sporting CP to Paris Saint-Germain for €60 million last summer, Manuel Ugarte has had a wild journey. The Ligue 1 winners won the race to sign the Uruguayan international, who was a coveted commodity in the market following a strong stint with Sporting CP.

The 23-year-old had a strong debut for PSG and was a mainstay for Les Parisiens during the first part of the 2023–24 campaign. But Ugarte's playing time steadily decreased, and over the last few months of the season, he was inconsistent in the starting lineup. As a result, he was unable to accrue nearly 2,500 minutes of action throughout his 37 appearances across all competitions.

Nevertheless, Manuel Ugarte's market value is still strong despite his decreasing playing time at PSG. Numerous prominent teams in Europe have expressed interest in the scenario involving the former midfielder for Sporting CP. However, he ought to head to Manchester United during this summer's transfer window.

How much have Manchester United bid for Manuel Ugarte?

The Premier League team thinks £35 million is doable, but the French club is looking for £50 million. Nonetheless, the two teams might agree to a middle ground, according to Michel's report. Furthermore, according to sources on Monday, manager Luis Enrique has been placed in control of making decisions pertaining to Ugarte. PSG wasn't planning to sell at first, but because of the interest, the team has been considering bids.

Internal talks have been sparked by the English side's bid, which is reportedly worth €45 million plus many bonuses. It is now up to Luis Enrique to make a decision. He has two options: let Ugarte go and restructure his midfield without him, or exercise his veto power and request that the management turn down any offers.

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