Vitinha, the first stone.
As announced several days ago, the 22-year-old Portuguese international midfielder (3 caps) is leaving FC Porto for a five-year contract at Paris Saint-Germain.
A transfer of 40 M€ for the champions of France, who thus mark their first recruit of the summer, the first under the authority of Luis Campos, appointed Football adviser and boss of the athlete in place of Leonardo, sacked at the end of the past season.
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Vitinha's superb goal against Arouca
New teammate of Danilo Pereira and Nuno Mendes – who was transferred definitively this summer after having spent the past season on loan under the colors of Paris – in selection, Vítor Machado Ferreira, his full name, has spent his entire career at FC Porto, his training club, with the exception of the 2020-21 season, spent with the very Portuguese team Wolverhampton (23 matches, 1 goal, 1 assist).
In 2021-22, Vitinha, two-time Portuguese champion (2020, 2022) and two-time Portuguese Cup winner (2020, 2022) played 47 matches and scored four goals, with five 'D assists'.
An environment under construction
He comes to reinforce a midfielder who represents THE big project of the club to the ten crowns of champion of France.
Apart from Marco Verratti, no one is untouchable in this sector of play, no one has guarantees, no one appears to be a viable option in the starting lineup, from Gana Gueye to Ander Herrera, via Leo Paredes, Gini Wijnaldum or Danilo Pereira.
If the names of Paul Pogba (free, close to Juventus), Frenkie de Jong (Barça, on his way to MU), Aurélien Tchouaméni (already transferred to Real Madrid) have been mentioned here and there, Luis Campos' next goals in midfield are Renato Sanches (Lille) and Seko Fofana (Lens).
At other positions, we are mainly talking about the Slovak defender Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan) and the Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo).
As for the coaching position, there is no longer any doubt: we are only waiting for the press release announcing the appointment of Christophe Galtier.