Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) announced their third transfer this summer. These are Kang-in Lee (22) and prospect Manuel Ugarte (22), who is the same age as him. As PSG’s recruitment announcement continues, Lee Kang-in’s official appearance is likely to explode soon.
PSG officially announced on the 7th (Korean time) through its official channel that it had signed a five-year contract with Ugarte until June 2028. “I am delighted that he will become a new player on the PSG squad for the 2023-2024 season,” he said. “Uruguayan midfielder Ugarte plays with number 4 on his shirt.” The transfer fee was not disclosed, but European transfer market expert Fabricio Romano estimated it to be around 60 million euros (approximately 85.3 billion won).토토사이트
Wearing a PSG uniform, Ugarte said, “I am so happy to be able to continue my career at such a big club. I will give everything for PSG.”
Defensive midfielder Ugarte is excellent at defending all areas of the midfield based on a lot of activity and fighting spirit. Last season at Sporting Lisbon, he led the league in both tackle attempts and success rate, boasting excellent defensive skills. He ranked high in interception and cutting as well as tackle. He is said to be excellent not only in defense but also in his attacking ability after pressing in midfield. His playing style is similar to that of Rodrigo Bentancur (26), who is a senior member of the Uruguay national team and plays for Tottenham. He is expected to create good synergy when he plays with Lee Kang-in, who is good at attacking, in midfield.
After joining Sporting Lisbon in 2021, Ugarte appeared in 85 official matches and scored one goal in two seasons. He’s a box-to-box midfielder, so he’s not the type to score a lot. Two years ago, at the young age of 20, he was also selected for the Uruguay A national team and has played 8 matches so far. He was also named in the finals of the 2022 International Football Federation (FIFA) Qatar World Cup finals, but was pushed out by seniors such as Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) and Bentankur and could not play. On March 28, he started and digested 45 minutes in the evaluation match against Korea held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
After officially announcing the appointment of manager Luis Enrique on the 5th, PSG has been swiftly announcing player recruitment. Following Milan Shkrinair and Marco Asensio the previous day, Ugarte announced the signing of three players in two days. “I’m delighted to be at a great club. PSG has world-class players and fantastic fans. It’s one of the strongest teams in the world,” said Skriniar, the first signing. Asensio said, “I’m very happy to come to PSG. I want to quickly get to know my teammates, see the training ground, and meet the fans. I’m looking forward to the start of the season.” He continued, “Paris is a big club with an ambitious project. It matches what I needed. A perfect team to win many titles.”
Previously, Romano had unveiled six ‘PSG’s new contract players for the 2023-2024 season’. Including Lee Kang-in, they were Shukriniar, Asensio, Ugarte, Cher Ndur (Benfica), and Luca Hernandez (Bayern Munich). So far, half of the official has been blown.
The announcement of Lee Kang-in’s recruitment is also a ‘matter of time’. Previously, Romano said, “Lee Kang-in and PSG have agreed to a ‘long-term contract'” and “The medical test has been completed, and all you have to do is sign the final contract.” At the same time, he wrote ‘Here we go soon’, which is his unique slogan and announces when the transfer announcement is about to explode.
Lee Kang-in greets fans after the match against Peru held at Busan Asiad Main Stadium on June 16. /Photo = Newsis
It seems that Lee Kang-in also went to Paris for the ‘final signing’. On the 7th, Spain’s ‘Marca’ said, “Lee Kang-in is scheduled to go to Paris in the next few hours,” and “PSG is waiting for Lee Kang-in to arrive in Paris.” According to reports, it is likely that Lee Kang-in has arrived in Paris now.
Marca said: “As everyone knows, PSG and Mallorca have concluded a transfer agreement. Over the past few hours, both sides have finalized the details. All that remains now is an official announcement.” It is expected that an official announcement will be made on the recruitment of Lee Kang-in.”
It is also of interest in which position Lee Kang-in will play at PSG. Recently, Spain’s ‘Marca’ drew attention by unveiling the ‘Best 11’ under coach Enrique. Tops Lee Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Asensio are supported by Lee Kang-in in midfield. Lee Kang-in forms a midfield triangle with Marco Verratti and Bernardo Silva. The four backs were Nuno Mendes, Luca Hernandez, Marquinhos, Ashraf Hakimi, and the starting goalkeeper was Gianluigi Donnarumma.