Fabrizio Romano Confirms £51M Ligue One Star Is “Really Keen On A Move To Manchester United”

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Manuel Ugarte is “really keen” on joining Manchester United, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Red Devils have already held discussions with the Uruguayan’s representative and, speaking on the United Stand YouTube channel, Romano said that the player signalled his interest in moving to Old Trafford:

“Ugarte for sure is an option on the table. The contacts on [the] player side were really positive. [There’s a] very good relationship with his agent. Also, the player is keen on joining Man United, even without Champions League football.”


“He believes the Premier League can suit him for his skills so Ugarte is really keen on a move to Manchester United. And also, important to say, that PSG are open to selling the player so the message sent [from] Paris Saint-Germain during the talks they had with Manchester United in recent weeks was quite clear. They are open.”

How much will it cost to sign Ugarte?

PSG paid Sporting Lisbon €60m (£51m) for the 23-year-old last year and the Ligue One champions are keen to recoup their investment in the player.

Ugarte’s age and profile mean that United may have to consider matching his asking price but, at this stage, no formal bid has been lodged for the midfielder.

Will United have competition for the player?

Reports have claimed that both Arsenal and Liverpool have been offered the Uruguayan international but neither team has so far indicated that they want to sign him.

For that reason, United may want to sit tight and wait to see if Ugarte’s valuation is reduced. With the player not part of manager Luis Enrique’s first-team plans, PSG could well accept a lower fee later in the transfer window if they can’t find a buyer by then.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.