PSG still officially don’t have a coach, but they are holding their first recruit of the summer. As Le Parisien announced on June 17, the Portuguese will wear the colors of the capital club next season. All that remained was to undergo his medical examination, which the 22-year-old midfielder did on Thursday. In the evening, PSG and then it is made official on the website and social networks by signing.
At the age of 22, the promising midfielder Vitinha committed for five seasons from FC Porto, where his technical qualities and vision of the game opened the doors of the Portuguese team (3 selecții). The amount of the transfer, not revealed by PSG, is estimated at 40 million euros.
“I’m coming out of my best season with Porto, I have postponed titles and I managed to become a Portuguese international, which was a dream for me. I want to continue to progress, and I want to do it here, to continue to win titles, ”the midfielder commented on the Parisian club’s website, describing himself as“ rather technical ”and“ focused on attack ”.
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Forming at FC Porto and also on loan from Wolverhampton during the 2020-21 season, Vitinha has four national titles with Porto (two championships and two cups). He also reported in 2019 the Youth League, the equivalent of the Champions League among young people, and reached the final of the Euro Espoirs in 2021 with the Portuguese under-21s.
Expected in the midfield to support the Italian Marco Verratti, Vitinha could soon be followed by his compatriot Renato Sanches (Lille), or even the Ivorian Seko Fofana, author of a great season with RC Lens in the same position.
The Portuguese, who underwent a medical on Wednesday, also becomes the first recruit of the new sports adviser Luis Campos, also Portuguese and appointed on June 10 to replace the Brazilian sporting director Leonardo, whose dismissal, which took place in late May after the last Ligue 1 day, has never been officially announced.
This signature of a young player who is supposed to represent the future of PSG is part of the club’s new sports policy, which wants to be less “bling-bling”, as promised to President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. In this line, Christophe Galtier will commit with PSG for two seasons plus one optional.
L’officialisation should intervene in the same way. He already took his quarters this Thursday, without going through the Factory, the club’s headquarters. He spent most of his time at Camp des Loges, the training center in Saint-Germain-en-Laye in the Yvelines. It is here that he gives an appointment to a part of the troupe for the resumption of the sessions, this Monday, July 4th.