Premier League teams have shown interest in signing the midfielder Manuel Ugarte of the Sporting of Portugal. Although the Paris Saint-Germain seemed to be the main suitor, now several English clubs are willing to match the Parisian offer. Among them are the Chelseahe Tottenham and the astonville.
According to the Portuguese newspaper ‘to ball‘, Chelsea, chaired by Todd Boehly, is also closely following Ugarte, who seems to have a preference for playing in England. In addition, the newspaper ‘Récord’ adds Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa to the list of clubs interested in taking over the services of the Uruguayan midfielder, who was acquired by Sporting for 10.5 million euros in the summer of 2021 .
Since his arrival at Sporting, Ugarte has become an essential player for coach Rúben Amorim. The Portuguese coach values his physical and defensive skills and his ability to get the ball out with precision. Amorim himself has acknowledged at a press conference that several clubs are interested in signing Ugarte, and although he regrets the possibility of losing him, he understands that it is difficult to retain players of his quality, especially after failing to qualify for the Champions League. .
The Premier would be his first choice, the French will have to convince him
During his two seasons at Sporting, Ugarte has made 85 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal and providing three assists. Although his goalscoring contribution is modest, his impact in midfield has been remarkable, drawing interest from renowned clubs across Europe. Ugarte’s future seems to be in the Premier League, where several teams are willing to compete for his services.