Sporting Lisbon’s defensive machine Manuel Ugarte is now keen to complete his six-year move to CHELSEA.
The season is pretty much done for Chelsea and Frank Lampard – there is one game to go before the club can put a miserable campaign behind them.
There has been no silverware – there will not be any European football for next season – there has been a number of manager changes and Chelsea may even finish in the bottom half of the table.
Now the club can focus on adding to their squad in the summer transfer window and signing players that will make a difference – and Ugarte is a man that the club reportedly want.
Ugarte joined Sporting for just over £5million in the summer of 2021 from fellow Portuguese side Famalicao.
He has impressed during his second season at Sporting, with the midfielder making 47 appearances in all competitions – and now it seems that he could be heading to Chelsea
Todd Boehly recently sent his right-hand man, Alvalade Behdad Eghbali, to watch Ugarte, and Chelsea have been given a boost with the player reportedly preferring a move to Stamford Bridge over the Parc des Princes.
Ugarte is a very talented defensive star that will improve that squad – so it will be interesting to see if the reports are true and he does end up at the club.