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Man Utd to make first offer to sign Ugarte in ‘next few hours’

Manchester United have held positive talks with Paris Saint-Germain about the potential signing of midfielder Manuel Ugarte, according to Traspasos.

The Red Devils have identified the Uruguay international as their prime midfield target and he has already given the green light for a transfer.

Talks between the two clubs have been ‘positive’ and United could make their ‘first offer’ for the holding midfielder in the ‘next few hours’.

Man Utd determined to land Ugarte from PSG

United were linked with Ugarte last summer, but they did not make an approach. He eventually chose to join PSG from Sporting CP after turning down Chelsea.

The Uruguayan had a good start to his career at Les Parisiens, but his playing time was reduced towards the end of the season with the emergence of Warren Zaire-Emery.

Ugarte was an unused substitute on 14 occasions during his debut campaign. Manager Luis Enrique preferred Fabian Ruiz, Vitinha, and Zaire-Emery as the midfield trio.

This will likely be the prime reason behind his desire to part ways with PSG. If he moved to Old Trafford, he would be an undisputed starter ahead of Casemiro next season.

Ugarte won 3.9 tackles and 6.4 duels per game last term with 7.2 recoveries. He was also impressive with his distribution, completing 91 percent of his passes in Ligue 1.

His passing and ball retention ability sets him apart from Casemiro, who is no longer in his prime. The Brazilian star only completed 83 percent of his passes last term.

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