Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is facing a potential setback in his pursuit of midfielder Manuel Ugarte as Paris Saint-Germain nears the completion of a lucrative transfer deal. Nevertheless, Klopp’s side could take advantage of a one-in. One-out scenario at Parc des Princes by reviving their previous interest in Renato Sanches.
Manuel Ugarte’s impressive performances at Sporting Lisbon this season caught the attention of several Premier League teams, including Liverpool. The Merseyside club even dispatched scouts to observe the 22-year-old midfielder in action earlier this month. However, recent developments indicate that Liverpool were not the only people who has interest in the party. As other clubs also monitored Ugarte’s situation.
Reports from Portugal and France indicate that PSG has reached an agreement on personal terms with Manuel Ugarte. And they are on the verge of finalizing the transfer by activating his £52 million release clause. Jurgen Klopp. On the other hand, is said to have alternative targets in mind and may shift his focus accordingly.
Meanwhile, Renato Sanches is facing challenges in securing regular playing time at PSG. Having started only five Ligue 1 matches throughout the season. This situation may prompt Liverpool to elevate their interest in Sanches. Potentially moving him higher up their list of targets.
Liverpool and their interest in Sanches
Despite Renato Sanches’ limited game time at PSG, his potential transfer remains a subject of long-standing interest from several Premier League clubs. Liverpool, Aston Villa, Newcastle United, and Tottenham are reportedly among the contenders vying for the Portugal international’s signature, as indicated by 90min.
Considering the existing competition for playing time at PSG, with players like Fabian Ruiz, Marco Verratti, and Vitinha already in contention. The potential arrival of Manuel Ugarte could likely signal the departure of Renato Sanches. In such a scenario, Sanches might be available for a reasonable transfer fee during the upcoming summer window.
Anfield is expected to witness a midfield overhaul this summer. With the confirmed departures of Arthur Melo, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, and Naby Keita. Although it appears that Manuel Ugarte won’t be joining Liverpool to replace them. The potential availability of Renato Sanches at a reduced price could elevate his position on the Reds’ wish list. Sanches, a player with considerable potential, might attract Liverpool’s attention if they become aware of a cost-effective opportunity to secure his services.
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