The transfer window is accelerating at PSG, which has just completed its first recruitment. Announced very close to the Parisian club by the media A bola at the end of the day on Friday, the Portuguese midfielder Vitinha finally signed up in the evening. He was under contract with FC Porto until 2024.
Loaned to Wolverhampton (Premier League) during the 2020-2021 season, he has shown himself in recent months as a key element under Sérgio Conceição, with 47 games played for 4 goals and 5 assists.
Luis Campos, the new PSG football adviser since June 10, had targeted him as a reinforcement of choice for next season. According to our information, discussions focused on even before the start of the weekend when the player’s release clause was set at 30 million euros.
An environment to revitalize
Vitinha has 3 selections with the Portuguese national team. Capable of playing in all areas of the midfield, both defensively and a little higher up the playing surface, the 22-year-old native of Santo Tirso will reinforce an area that needed a boost. fresh for the new sporting direction. Written as very good technically, he is able to alternate short game and long game and has a large running volume.
Indeed, neither Idrissa Gueye, nor Georginio Wijnaldum or Ander Herrera have given satisfaction in recent months, pushing Luis Campos to look into a profile capable of bringing real added value in both surfaces. English clubs were also in the running to attach themselves to his services, in particular Manchester United, which had made the effort in recent hours.
Finalist of the Under-19 Euro with Portugal in 2019, Vitinha has reinforced an essential sector at PSG, targeted by the new management. The capital club had long targeted the midfield as a priority, in addition to a central defender (who could be Interist and Slovak Milan Skriniar) and an attacking position.
With Porto, Vitinha has 59 appearances in all competitions for 4 goals. Right-handed, he was trained with the Portuguese champion club before being loaned to England last season (22 games, 1 goal). With the Portuguese selection, he knew all the levels from under 17 to selection A.
Protected by agent Jorge Mendes, one of the most influential agents in world football, this player also monitored by Arsenal, from English sources, chose PSG. The capital club has therefore finalized this transfer which could be formalized in the coming days. He is the third Portuguese to join the Red and Blue after Danilo Pereira and Nuno Mendes, currently in the squad. A five-season contract awaits him with Paris. He will commit until 2027.