Liverpool set sights on Sporting CP’s player for midfield reinforcement


Manuel Ugarte, a midfielder for Sporting CP, is the player in question for Liverpool.

Liverpool’s emissaries are scheduled to make their way to Lisbon this week with an offer.

The 22-year-old is due to leave the team at the end of the current campaign, according to the Portuguese publication Record.

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The story doesn’t make any mention of a possible transfer price. Sporting has Ugarte under contract until 2026.

Manuel Ugarte, Sporting CP, Uruguay,

In August 2021, Ugarte paid €10.5 million to join Sporting. Since then, he has played 83 times for his current team, contributing one goal and three assists.

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The defensive midfielder from Uruguay is a professional and would likely serve as Fabinho’s backup or long-term replacement at Liverpool.

The Brazilian has not been at his best for significant portions of this season, therefore Liverpool will probably search for competition in that position this summer.

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The Reds also require some more skilled central midfielders for the upcoming season, but they will have to search elsewhere because Ugarte is mostly a defensive-minded midfielder with limited offensive potential.

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