Manchester United are dealt a transfer blow as Porto midfielder Vitinha ‘prepares for PSG medical’… while Erik ten Hag’s Old Trafford rebuild continues to move at a slow pace
- Manchester United target Vitinha is set to undergo a medical at PSG this week
- A £34million bid is said to be enough for the French side to secure his services
- News comes as a blow to United who are desperate for new midfield recruits
- United have been slow out of the blocks this summer with no deals completed
Manchester United have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Porto midfielder Vitinha who is set for a medical at Paris Saint-Germain.
The 22-year-old has attracted interest from Premier League clubs including United but a €40million (£34m) bid from the French champions will be enough to secure the services of the talented midfielder.
The news comes as a blow to United who have made a slow start to the summer transfer window despite a desperate need for reinforcements at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Porto midfielder Vitinha
Vitinha spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Wolves but failed to make an impact at Molineux
The news of PSG’s swoop for the Portugal international was reported by journalist Fabrizio Romano who also suggested that news the club’s new sporting advisor Luis Campos was the driving force behind the deal.
Romano tweeted: ‘Paris Saint-Germain have already prepared for medical tests and paperworks to complete Vitinha deal with FC Porto. Deal wanted by Luis Campos, his first signing will be Portuguese.’
Vitinha had a brief stint at Wolves on loan in 2020/21 but struggled to make an impact at the club, scoring once in 22 appearances.
Porto star Vitinha has four caps for Portugal Under 21s and has found the net three times
But upon returning to his homeland last summer, the midfielder found his feet again and impressed as Porto secured the league title.
The deal is likely to be the second major departure from the Portuguese champions in a week with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal close to sealing the transfer of midfielder Fabio Viera.
Manchester United are still to make a major signing as Erik ten Hag gets to work on his squad shake-up at Old Trafford.
Rivals Liverpool have made a strong start with the addition of another United target Darwin Nunez, whilst neighbours Manchester City have added striker Erling Haaland to their squad ahead of next season’s assault on the Premier League.
Manchester United are still to make a major signing as Erik ten Hag looks to begin his rebuild
Earlier this week, former United defender Gary Neville expressed concerns over the Red Devils’ slow start to the summer window.
He tweeted: ‘I know early in the window but it’s worrying that United are struggling to get business done.
‘The others seem set and ready yet United can’t get moving.
‘ETH [Erik ten Hag] needs his group together asap to mould them. Bringing them in late will only make it harder for him!’
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