Juventus Interested in Paris Saint-Germain’s Manuel Ugarte


Serie A side Juventus have reportedly set their sights on securing the services of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Manuel Ugarte and are reportedly preparing to initiate discussions for a potential transfer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Fabiana della Valle, Ugarte has found his future at PSG thrown into uncertainty sooner than anticipated. Despite initially capturing the attention of PSG manager Luis Enrique, the Uruguayan midfielder now faces an uncertain future at the Ligue 1 champions, potentially leading to his departure during the upcoming summer transfer window.

Juventus are aware of the uncertain situations surrounding Adrien Rabiot and Weston McKennie and are keen to alleviate the defensive responsibilities of Manuel Locatelli. Consequently, Ugarte has emerged as a prime target for the Serie A side due to his adeptness at recovering the ball from deeper areas of the pitch.

Recognizing that PSG may struggle to recoup the €60 million they paid for Ugarte last summer, the possibility of a loan exit has emerged as a viable option. PSG have already initiated discussions with several Italian clubs, including Juventus, regarding the midfielder. The strong rapport between PSG’s Luis Campos and Juventus’ Cristiano Guintoli could facilitate a potential move, provided Ugarte is satisfied with the proposed salary terms.

Once Juventus secure qualification for the UEFA Champions League, they are expected to commence negotiations with PSG for Ugarte. By then, both clubs will likely have a clearer picture of their respective futures, potentially paving the way for Ugarte’s transfer to Juventus.


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