Paris Saint-Germain Announce Signing of Portuguese International

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Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Porto midfielder Vitinha in a deal worth £34 million.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee has signed a five-year deal with the Parisian club and is the first signing of the Luis Campos era.

Vitinha Signs for PSG on Five-Year Deal

Breakthrough Season

Vitinha has had a long journey on his way to playing regular first-team football at the Estádio do Dragão.

The midfielder joined Porto aged 11 and made his debut for the club in 2020. Despite breaking into the first team, Vitinha struggled to get consistent playing minutes, coming off the bench for all eight of his league appearances that season. A loan move to Wolves for the 2020/21 season followed for the player where he managed to play a more consistent role in a Wolves side that finished 13th in the Premier League. After returning to his parent club after his loan spell, Vitinha burst into life. The Portuguese international made 47 appearances for Porto last term, as well as making his debut for his country.

Vitinha had a whole host of clubs after his signature this summer, but it was PSG who triggered the player’s £34 million release clause.

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What Does He Add?

At just 22 years of age, Vitinha adds some much-needed youthfulness to an experienced and ageing PSG midfield.

The centre of the pitch has often been seen as the problem position for the Parisians, who are still chasing down their first European trophy in their 52-year history. With outstanding defensive and attacking options to choose from, PSG will be looking for the midfield to match in order to take the side to the next level.

The deep-lying playmaker definitely has the opportunity to make his mark for the French champions next season and with the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum not yet coming to fruition, do not be surprised if he is a regular in the side’s starting line-up.