Tue 28 May 2024, 10:00 · Ash Harrison

Report: PSG to sell Manuel Ugarte after one season and want to replace him with £100m Newcastle man

Report: PSG to sell Manuel Ugarte after one season and want to replace him with £100m Newcastle man
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Last summer Newcastle United were interested in battling midfielder Manuel Ugarte but missed out as Paris Saint-Germain won the race for the Uruguayan.

It now appears that the 23-year-old's PSG career could be brief with Le10Sport reporting that the Ligue 1 champions are considering selling Ugarte this summer.

Signing from Sporting CP for £52million last summer, Ugarte has made 37 appearances for PSG this season, providing three assists, however, PSG feel he has failed to live up to expectations.

This could be both good and bad news for Newcastle United who may still retain an interest in Ugarte after missing out last summer.

Ugarte Portada scaled
PSG beat Newcastle to the £52m signing of Manuel Ugarte last summer

Bruno Guimaraes has been named as a potential replacement

The bad news is that, of course, Bruno Guimaraes' name has come up as a possible replacement should PSG move Ugarte on to pastures new. If they want to take advantage of his £100million release clause they will have to move fast to do so with it only being active until the end of June.

We still don't believe there's any chance that Bruno leaves Newcastle this summer. It has been made crystal clear from the club, the player and even the player's dad that he's going nowhere.

Le10Sport, also claim that Joshua Kimmich would be on PSG's shortlist alongside Bruno, and that feels like a far more likely move.


We feel Newcastle should reignite their interest in Manuel Ugarte

There's no mention of Newcastle's past interest in Ugarte, but with the Magpies in the market for a defensive midfielder it just makes sense to us.

The fact he's only had three assists in 37 outings isn't an issue as that's not what his game is about, he's a hard-tackling CDM and that's what we need.

We could face a couple of problems in PSG's asking price - they'll want to profit off their £52million signing regardless, and also the fact that we can't offer European football next season. Still, we can always dream.