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Man Utd want to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Manuel Ugarte

Manchester United are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Manuel Ugarte this summer, according to Sky Sports.

The Red Devils are in the transfer market for a new central midfielder, and Ugarte is reportedly one of the top names on their radar.

Aside from a new midfielder, the club are prioritising a new striker and central defender. Joshua Zirkzee and Jarrad Branthwaite are the top targets.

Ugarte speculation could be agent-driven

United were credited with an interest in the Uruguayan star last summer, but they did not make a formal approach to sign him from Sporting CP.

The 23-year-old eventually joined Paris Saint-Germain after turning down Chelsea. His debut campaign was a mixed bag.

Ugarte made 37 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions but was an unused substitute on 14 occasions with the emergence of Warren Zaire-Emery.

The midfielder was signed for £51 million by Paris Saint-Germain last summer, and they will want to recoup the entire fee, given his age and potential.

Ugarte would be a good signing for United. He had a passing accuracy of 91 percent last season with 6.4 duels and 3.9 tackles won per appearance in the French top flight.

He also made 7.2 recoveries per outing and lost possession on only 7.4 occasions. However, he was dribbled past almost two times per game, which is concerning.

The speculation could be agent-driven as United consider replacing Casemiro this summer.

Ugarte is currently with Argentina at the Copa America and may decide on his future after the conclusion of the tournament in the United States.

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