Manuel Ugarte Transfer News: Midfielder Manuel Ugarte of Sporting CP is said to be a summer transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur.
The 21-year-old has been outstanding for the Portuguese club this season, drawing interest from Tottenham and Newcastle of the Premier League.
Two Premier League teams may make an offer for the midfielder at the conclusion of the season, with the price set at €60 million (£53m), according to sources (h/t SportWitness).
The Uruguayan international might be a great long-term addition for Spurs as they look to add depth in the centre of the field. The 21-year-old has exceptional skill and has the potential to become an important first-team player for the North London side.
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However, Newcastle needs to add a player who can protect the back four and open up space for the team’s creatives. Ugarte may be the best option for Newcastle to pair with Bruno Guimares in the middle of the field next year.
Whether or not Sporting CP is prepared to sell the player at the conclusion of the season for a fair price remains to be seen. Although the 21-year-old has the extraordinary skill, his release clause of €60 million is too expensive.
However, the player may prove to be worth the investment over time. Tottenham and Newcastle may have to pay a significant transfer fee if they want to get Sporting CP’s coveted potential.