Premier League enthusiasts could witness an exciting transfer as Manuel Ugarte, the talented midfielder from Sporting Lisbon, is rumored to be on the radar of several top-flight clubs.
According to reports from The Mail, Aston Villa is among the contenders vying for the 22-year-old’s signature. With a £55 million buyout clause embedded in his contract, Ugarte falls within the price range of most Premier League teams, highlighting his desirability.
Having already showcased his abilities in 55 appearances for Sporting Lisbon, the Uruguayan international has caught the attention of several clubs. Additionally, Ugarte is represented by renowned agent Jorge Mendes, further intensifying the interest from Liverpool, Newcastle United, and Chelsea.
However, the source suggests that Aston Villa may have a genuine chance of securing Ugarte’s services due to their ability to offer him consistent playing time—a factor that could play a pivotal role in his decision-making process.
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Football enthusiasts across the league eagerly anticipate the outcome of this potential transfer. Should Villa succeed in landing the talented midfielder, it would undoubtedly bolster their squad, providing them with a player who has already proven his mettle at a reputable club like Sporting Lisbon.
As the transfer window come closer and closer, fans of Aston Villa and other interested parties will eagerly monitor any developments regarding Manuel Ugarte, hoping for positive news that would bring the promising midfielder to the Premier League stage.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.