In search of a major reinforcement in the midfield during this transfer window, the sports adviser of Paris Saint-Germain, Luis Campos, has erected Vitinha (Porto) in priority. This case will be closed for 40 million euros.
Vitinha will be the first recruit of the Campos era at PSG!
Paris Saint-Germain is on all fronts at the start of the transfer window! While the dismissal of coach Mauricio Pochettino and his probable replacement by Christophe Galtier is not confirmed, the latest rumors led to Italy.
Present in Rome, the sports adviser of the capital club, Luis Campos, would indeed have almost completed the arrivals of central defender Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan) and striker Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo).
A status of top player
And yet, this Friday evening, all eyes are now on… Portugal! A few hours ago, the newspaper A Bola indeed mentioned an interest from PSG for the midfielder of FC Porto, Vitinha (22 years old). And this file has even gone far beyond the simple stage of interest! According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, transfer window specialist, the Portuguese international is Campos’ priority to strengthen the midfield, one of the big projects of the summer.
Returning from an inconclusive Wolverhampton loan in 2020-2021 (only 5 starts in the Premier League), the native of Santo Tirso has changed in size this season and earned his starting stripes with his training club (47 games, 4 goals and 5 decisive passes in all competitions) to the point of being called up for selection (3 caps). Technical, able to project himself and very prominent since the youth selections and finalist of the Euro in U19 and Espoirs, the Lusitanian is considered as a top player both for the present and the future by Campos, with his renowned flair.
An outcome of €40 million
Still according to Romano, PSG has reached an agreement on the outlines of a future contract with the small size (1m72). It remained to convince the president of Porto, Pinto Da Costa, reputed to be tough in business and who has just sold another midfielder, Fabio Vieira, to Arsenal on Friday for 40 million euros (bonus included). He expected the same amount, which corresponds to his release clause, for Vitinha.
We received a concrete offer of a considerable amount for Vitinha which we did not accept, we rely on its release clause. (…) If someone comes with one euro less than the clause, the player does not leave, thus assured the leader on Wednesday. Under these conditions, the reigning French champion did not want to waste time and made an offer of €40 million which was accepted by the Dragons, indicates Romano. The price to pay to offer Campos his top priority in midfield!
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