Manuel Ugarte is the third signing of Les Parisiens.
Manuel Ugarte joins Marco Asensio, Milan Skriniar and Luis Enrique (Manager).
PSG is happy to welcome Manuel Ugarte to the first team squad for the start of the 2023/24 season. The Uruguay international, who will wear number 4, has agreed to a five-year contract extension until June 30, 2028.
Manuel Ugarte made his first-team debut in December 2016 at the age of 15 years and eight months after graduating from the CA Fénix academy in Montevideo, Uruguay’s city and hometown.
The teenage midfielder gained experience over four seasons before traveling to Europe to join FC Famalico in Portugal at the end of 2020.
Sporting CP signed one of the world’s most promising defensive midfielders after seven months, 27 games, and one goal against Rio Ave FC.
He made his Sporting debut in August 2021, just a few weeks before making his senior international debut against Bolivia (4-2 victory, September 6, 2021).
Coach Diego Alonso picked 26 players last winter for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. Manuel Ugarte is one of them. He has eight caps for Uruguay thus far.
“I am very happy to be able to take this big step in my career, in such a big club.”
“I’ll give it my all for Paris Saint-Germain.” Mauel Ugarte remarked.
Manuel Ugarte joins PSG from Sporting
The two clubs announced on Friday that PSG had signed Uruguay international Manuel Ugarte from Sporting Lisbon for 60 million euros ($65.32 million), with the defensive midfielder signing a five-year contract.
Ugarte debuted for local club CA Fenix, moved to Portugal to play for Famalicao before signing with Sporting.
The 22-year-old Uruguayan has eight caps and was called up for the World Cup in Qatar last year.
Ugarte stated in a statement, “I’m thrilled to take this significant step in my career at such a wonderful team.”
“I’m going to give it my all for Paris Saint-Germain.”
Ugarte is PSG’s third new signing this season, following the free signings of centre defender Milan Skriniar and striker Marco Asensio from Inter Milan and Real Madrid, respectively.
On Wednesday, the club fired manager Christophe Galtier and replaced him with former Barcelona and Spain coach Luis Enrique.