Chelsea Nears Deal for Defensive Midfielder: Personal Terms Agreed with Uruguayan
Chelsea Football Club has reportedly made significant progress in their pursuit of Manuel Ugarte, as they are said to have reached an agreement on personal terms with the talented defensive midfielder and his agent. The Blues’ long-standing need for a player who can effectively occupy the No. 6 position has been widely acknowledged, and in recent weeks, Ugarte has emerged as a prime target for both Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.
Esteemed journalist Fabrizio Romano has provided insight into the matter, revealing that the incoming Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has personally urged the club’s hierarchy to secure Ugarte’s services during the upcoming transfer window. This demonstrates the high regard in which the young Uruguayan midfielder is held within the footballing world.
Understand Manuel Ugarte has been approved as target also by Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino 🚨🔵 #CFC
Chelsea are pushing in talks with club and player side, Jorge Mendes’ on it.
🇫🇷 PSG proposal, still valid on the table.
No decision yet, but Chelsea will keep insisting. pic.twitter.com/WEV6KXQkYm
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 29, 2023
Moreover, journalist Rob Pratley has corroborated Romano’s information, confirming that Chelsea has successfully negotiated personal terms with Ugarte and his agent, Jorge Mendes. This development marks a significant step forward in the potential transfer, with only the finalization of a transfer fee remaining.
As negotiations progress, Chelsea fans eagerly await the official announcement of Ugarte’s signing, which would undoubtedly bolster their midfield options and address a long-standing deficiency in the squad.
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