Vitinha, Sanches near Paris…

Seen and read about PSG in the French press this Wednesday, August 3, 2022. A look back at Vitinha’s fine performance in midfield against FC Nantes at the Trophée des Champions, an agreement with LOSC for the transfer of Renato Sanches and the transaction details.

In today’s edition, The Parisian looks back on the fine performance of Vitinha during the Champions Trophy won against FC Nantes (4-0) last weekend. Recruited 41M€ this summer from FC Porto, the midfielder showed interesting qualities that were lacking in the Paris squad. During his 67 minutes played against Nantes, the 22-year-old Portuguese did not miss a single pass (42 successful passes out of 42), including two “key passes”, the name given by football statisticians to those who precede a shot, like his pass for Ashraf Hakimi at the start of the game (5th). Associated to Marco Verratti in midfield in the 3-4-1-2 of Christophe Galtierthe Portuguese international showed a great range of his abilities. “In perpetual motion, capable of projecting himself forward, we have seen him in particular be very reactive in compensating for the wanderings of Messi and Neymar, whose taste for going to test the leather even in their own half of the field is no longer to be proven. »

His dynamic profile is completely different from the qualities of other midfielders like Ander Herrera, Georginio Wijnaldum, Idrissa Gueye and Danilo Pereira. A tenure which also enabled Marco Verratti to find a more remote role in the field. “The high volume of play of Vitinhahis tactical sense, the complementarity of his profile with the ‘all terrain’ players that are Messi, Neymar, Mbappe and Verratti. » It now remains to be seen whether his association with the Italian in the middle will be as effective during major European matches. For his part, the former player of PSG, Tripy Makondaappreciated the match of the Portuguese: “He constantly filled in the gaps (…) Paris did not have profiles that could make you gain meters with the ball, have this adaptive intelligence in relation to the players around him. Afterwards, we still felt a little apprehensive, he had the brake, he did not dare to throw certain teammates in depth. But that’s normal, it’s only his first official match, and his connection with Verratti is already a good omen. »

On his side, The Team reports that the PSG is on track to get its fourth signing of the 2022 summer transfer window after Vitinha, Hugo Ekitike and Nordi Mukiele. Indeed, as the sports daily reports in its edition of the day, Renato Sancheslongtime track of Luis Campos, is very close to reaching the French capital. According to information from The Teamconfirmed by the northern club, the PSG and the LOSC reached an agreement this Tuesday evening around 10:30 p.m. to buy the last year of the Portuguese contract. The Rouge & Bleu will disburse the sum of 15M€ to secure the services of the 24-year-old midfielder. “The player no longer played with the Mastiffs to avoid any risk of injury. He had even continued his preparation indoors yesterday afternoon. » The former of Bayern Munich had the sole objective of joining the PSG. However AC Milananother club on this file, had already agreed with the LOSC for a transfer of 16M€, but the player held on. Initially, the Parisian club had offered a loan with an obligation to buy next June, as for Hugo Ekitike, ” but Lille refused this proposal to obtain the 15M€ wanted. »

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