It appears to be the first summer TV series in Paris. Will Manuel Ugarte be a PSG player at the start of July? It is difficult to say when Paris seemed certain of its shot last week after agreeing to pay the Uruguay’s release clause (60 million euros) and after agreeing with the midfielder. Except Chelsea got the case and changed the game.
In addition to €60m, the London leaders offered to defray the solidarity mechanisms associated with the conversion as well as the operational costs. But above all, the Blues talked about investing in Sporting by acquiring minority stakes. A process that could be unprecedented in European football.
Chelsea will offer Ugarte an 8-year contract
If the file is concluded in this way, case law will push UEFA to examine this type of negotiation, as do local regulators in Portugal – Sporting is already under investigation – at a time when investments in time-share clubs in each league are accelerating.
Chelsea will also offer Manuel Ugarte an eight-year contract. Here again, the European body is keeping a close eye on this new pattern of ultra-long-term contracts which makes it possible to circumvent UEFA’s financial regulation regime.