PSG announce the signing of former Wolves flop Vitinha on a five-year contract after ‘agreeing a fee of around £35m’ to make him their first summer arrival, with the midfielder relishing his new ‘great challenge’
- PSG have announced the arrival of midfielder Vitinha on a five-year contract
- The 22-year-old is their first summer signing, and has reportedly joined for £35m
- Vitinha, a former Wolves flop, made 59 appearances during his spell in Portugal
Paris Saint-Germain have signed midfielder Vitinha from Porto on a five-year contract, the Ligue 1 champions said on Thursday.
The 22-year-old, the first signing of the summer for PSG, has joined the French side for a fee of about €40million euros (£34.4m), local media reports said.
Vitinha made a total of 59 appearances and scored four goals for the Portuguese club since his professional debut in 2020.
Paris Saint-Germain have signed midfielder Vitinha (above) from Porto on a five-year contract
He helped Porto win the league title last season as well as two domestic cups and has also been capped three times by Portugal.
‘A great challenge awaits me and I cannot wait to start,’ Vitinha said in an interview on PSG’s official website.
‘I will try to play the football I know and help the team achieve their goals as much as possible.’
The Porto youth product has spent most of his career in his home country but was sent on a one-year loan to Wolves for the 2020-21 season.
Vitinha helped Porto win the Primeira Liga title last season and has been capped by Portugal
He has formerly played for Wolves, who turned down the chance to sign him permanently
Vitinha enjoyed a starring role with his former club last season, having started 27 league games.
He made his international debut in March, and was one of three Porto players picked in the division’s best XI for the 2021-22 campaign.
Wolves turned down the option to sign him permanently last summer, allowing PSG to swoop him and wrap up the deal in recent hours.
At the Parc des Princes, Vitinha will play alongside his Portuguese compatriots Nuno Mendes and Danilo Pereira, with the former signing permanently today.