PSG Press Review: Vitinha, Sanches, Galtier, Paredes…

Seen and read about PSG in the French press this Sunday, June 19, 2022. Vitinha will be the first recruit of the summer transfer window, the Portuguese has a profile similar to that of Marco Verratti, Renato Sanches also courted for the midfielder, not further significant progress in the Christophe Galtier file and an automatic extension in the contract of Leandro Paredes.

In today’s edition, The Team mentions the file Vitinhamidfielder of FCPorto who will soon join the PSG. In effect, “an agreement has been reached between the different parties” for the signing of the 22-year-old midfielder and all that is missing is the medical visit before the formalization. The Portuguese will commit for a period of five years and against a sum of 40M€. In this case, the Parisian leaders have beaten the competition from Manchester United and Bayern Munich. The new Portuguese international “chose to join the PSGwith whom discussions began several weeks ago in the greatest discretion »report THE. After the arrival of Vitinha, Luis Campos noose yet at least two rookies for the midfield. As mentioned this Saturday evening, Renato Sanches (24 years old / June 2023) is in the sights of the Parisian leader and the capital club has opened discussions with the LOSC. But nothing is done for the moment and other profiles are also taken into account.

But before advancing further in his transfer window, the PSG will first have to settle the trainer’s file. Indeed, this vagueness protects the future coach of the Rouge & Bleu “weighs on many expectations, on the (legitimate) expectations of potential recruits or on the projections of young people from training. » And the Parisian council will also have to think about reducing the workforce, which explains in particular the delay in the file Milan Skriniar (27 years old / June 2023). At the top of the list to strengthen the central defense of PSG, the Slovak sees his club Inter asking between 60-80M€. Sven Botman (22 years old, Lille, 2025) or even Gabrielle (24 years old, Arsenal, 2025) are among the profiles targeted. » Moreover, the arrival of Vitinha must send a message to the other midfielders. With the exception of Marco Verattiother midfield players can be sold or loaned. “If we expand to the whole group, it’s even about fifteen players who would not be selected”, specifies the daily. The World Cup 2022 to Qatar (November 21-December 18) could notably serve the interests of the PSG in the face of certain undesirables.

The sports daily also paints a portrait of Vitinhawhich is considered to be “the heir of Marco Veratti to PSG. » Indeed, the 22-year-old has many in-game similarities with the Italian midfielder. The Portuguese made his professional debut at the age of 19 and notably won the youth league with the FCPorto in 2019. Despite a complicated loan to Wolverhampton in 2020-2021, Vitinha established himself as an important player in the workforce of Sergio Conceicao (47 games including 36 starts) and notably won the Cup-Championship double. Aligned in a double pivot during this exercise, Vitinha was the distant leader of Dragons thanks to its very safe technique. Ball retention, long and short game, fast offensive transition, the 22-year-old Portuguese excels in many areas. His trainer said: “I think he’s a complete midfielder, he wins a lot of balls, defends a lot. If you add to that his technical qualities, it gives you a player who enlarges the field for you. » But it remains to be seen whether it will be compatible with Marco Veratti, while the two profiles are quite similar in some respects. The association of the two players could create a deficit of size and power in midfield. Thus, a middle three would certainly be more suitable, ” with Verratti on sentry and Vitinha at a relay station. »

The Team also mentions the file of PSG coach. Still in office, Mauricio Pochettino will not be kept but there is still no agreement on the compensation for his departure. And Saturday evening did not bring any significant progress in the file Christophe Galtierwhether on the side of OGC Nice or PSG. But the Nice club has made it known what the price was to buy back the two years of his coach’s contract. If the amount has not filtered, the only certainty is that the PSG “did not respond favorably to the rate requested by the Aiglons. » Discussions are therefore continuing between the various parties. The two clubs want to complete this file quickly in order to move forward in their transfer window and plan for the coming season.

Finally, the sports daily informs us that an automatic option in the contract of Leandro Paredes recently activated. Originally linked to PSG until 2023, the Argentinian now sees his contract extended for an additional year, ie until June 2024. However, the 27-year-old is well placed on the transfer list by the Parisian leaders. Thus, the Juventus, Manchester United and AS Monaco are wanted by the profile of the Argentine international. ” But the PSG is demanding and does not intend to sell off a player who retains a certain rating on the market. » For his part, the Argentinian wants to stay in the French capital, as he recently declared.

On his side, The Parisian also paints a portrait of the future recruit of the PSG, Vitinha. The 22-year-old Portuguese will join the Rouge & Bleu and is described as a “crack” by all Portuguese observers. The former international, Decohad recently been complimentary towards his compatriot: “I see a real star, a player with enormous potential who is already one of the references of Port. He is a remarkable footballer who shows great maturity. » Son of a former footballer (Vitor Manuel), Vitinha grew up in the world of football (his grandfather and one of his uncles were also professionals). His year 2019 was particularly prolific with a victory in youth league, the “revelation” trophy of the Toulon tournament and a Euro final with the Portuguese U19s. Despite an unsuccessful loan to Wolverhampton in 2020-2021, Vitinha “in one benefit to toughen up physically and mentally despite limited playing time. » Thus, he became an important player in Sergio Conceicao since late November. His playing style is close to a Marco Verattia player he will now rub shoulders with in the coming seasons.

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