Barring an incredible turnaround, Vitinha (22) could become one of the first Paris Saint-Germain players recruited by Luis Campos. As a reminder, everything got carried away on June 17 when the Portuguese press announced that the new football adviser of the Rouge-et-Bleu had darkened the midfielder of FC Porto.
Described as a ball handler with a profile similar to that of Marco Verratti, Vitinha has even already agreed with PSG on the outlines of a five-year contract. Finally, transfer question, the Dragões were clear: it’s 40 M€ (amount of the release clause) or nothing. Amount that Paris is ready to pay. But since then, the case has not been concluded.
An agreement valid until June 30
Porto want to be paid in one go, while the reigning French champions offered to pay €20m this summer and €20m in a year. An offer that came up against the categorical refusal of the Lusitanians. Will Paris finally accelerate by the end of the week? It is to be hoped otherwise the agreement will become null and void. In effect, Record tells us that PSG quickly reached an agreement for Vitinha thanks to the intervention of Jorge Mendes.
However, the newspaper specifies that this deal only holds until June 30. The reason ? Everything has been done for Porto to record this €40m in the balance sheet for the 2021/2022 season. Which explains why the Portuguese club absolutely wants to be paid in one go. The media does not give negative signals from Paris, but time is running out all the same.