Manchester United lose to Paris St. Germain in the race to sign Vitinha

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Manchester United are said to have lost the race to sign Porto midfielder Vitinha to Paris St. Germain.

The Portuguese has Premier League experience when he was on loan with Wolves in the 2020-21 season. However, in the 2021-22 season, he established himself as a key player in Porto’s midfield.

The 22-year-old scored four goals and provided five assists in the 47 appearances that he made for the club.

The youngster also has three caps with his national team-Portugal.

Vitinha had still two years left on his contract at Porto. Therefore, a departure was expected.

The Red Devils were said to be strong contenders for signing the former Porto player. Porto’s president recently informed the media that they have rejected an offer from an unnamed bidder for Vitinha.

He told Record,

” There was a concrete offer, of considerable value, for Vitinha that we did not accept. And we referred them to the release clause, which is the only way to take our player.”

Fabrizio Romano claimed that PSG would shell out €40million to sign the midfielder. He also added that the player has already agreed to personal terms with the French powerhouses.

The two clubs are now reported to prepare the paperwork to make the final deal. Vitinha is poised to become the first signing of PSG this summer.

Vitinha leaves the club having won two Primeira Liga titles and two Taca de Portugal crowns.

Yet another disappointment for Manchester United in the transfer market this summer

United suffered yet another setback in the transfer market this summer.

Previously, they lost to Liverpool to sign star striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica. Their talks for Frenkie De Jong are still ongoing with Barcelona.

Moreover, it is said that Vitinha would probably not play under Mauricio Pochettino. There are talks ongoing for signing a new coach this summer.

Zinedine Zidane is said to be the foremost candidate among them.

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