Chelsea Make First Move for Manuel Ugarte: Offer Five-Year Contract and Prepare to Activate Release Clause.
Firstly, as the end of the season approaches, Chelsea has emerged as a potential destination for Sporting CP midfielder Manuel Ugarte. The 22-year-old has attracted interest from several clubs. And the Blues have now taken the initiative in their pursuit of the talented player. According to Football Insider, Chelsea has presented Ugarte with a lucrative five-year contract offer. indicating their willingness to meet his release clause.
Moreover, with the expected departure of N’Golo Kanté, Blues finds themselves in urgent need of reinforcements in midfield. The French international’s contract is nearing its end. And he has yet to sign an extension with the club. As a result, Chelsea must now focus on securing a high-quality defensive midfielder. Making Ugarte an investment for the future.
Chelsea and Ugarte
Having showcased his quality in European competitions for Sporting CP. The 22-year-old Uruguayan midfielder is now poised to take the leap to the Premier League. Joining a prestigious club like Chelsea would undoubtedly be enticing for him. And a move to English football could accelerate his development even further.
With Chelsea recently securing the services of talented midfield prospect Enzo Fernandez. The pairing of Fernandez and Manuel Ugarte could prove to be an astute decision. Ugarte’s arrival would provide the Argentine international with more freedom to play his natural game and dictate the tempo of matches.
However, Ugarte excels in his ability to disrupt opponents’ play. And his skill set would complement Fernandez effectively in the heart of the midfield. Together, they could form a formidable duo for Chelsea, bringing a balance and dynamism to the team’s midfield play.
Moreover, the midfielder has a €60 million release clause in his contract and Chelsea certainly have the financial muscle to pay up.
Above all, the Blues have spent significant sums of money since the change of ownership and they are looking to put together a squad capable of winning major trophies once again.
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