Nuno Mendes begins a new era at PSG

BY Gideon Adonai

Portugal international, Nuno Alexandre Tavares Mendes on Thursday arrived in Paris, late Wednesday to begin a new chapter as Paris Saint-Germain player on Thursday.

Mendes went with his agent Miguel Pinho in order to be presented as new Paris Saint-Germain player.

Photo Credit: Fabrizio Romano

Nuno Mendes joined Paris Saint-Germain from Sporting Lisbon on loan for the season.

The Ligue 1 giants will pay Sporting £6million for the 19-year-old’s services and will have the option to make the deal permanent for £34m when it ends, transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano reported.

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Manchester City had asked for Nuno in June but for a lower fee of €20m.

City were reportedly considering launching a bid in the region of £25.75m for Mendes.

But this was way below Sporting’s £43m valuation of the youngster.

In the end, Pep Guardiola’s side did not follow through with a bid, believing Oleksandr Zinchenko and Joao Cancelo provide enough depth in the position.

Despite being in his teens, Mendes has already made 45 appearances for the Portuguese champions.

Manchester United were only interested in Nuno for the future as they are still satisfied with Shaw and Telles this summer.

Last night he said: “Nuno Mendes will fly to Paris tonight together with his agent Miguel Pinho in order to be presented as new Paris Saint-Germain player.

Following the arrival of Lionel Messi in Paris, Mendes becomes the Ligue 1 runners-up’s seventh signing of the summer.

SunSport revealed earlier this month that PSG had won the race to sign the highly-rated left-back.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side managed to beat Manchester City in the race for Mendes’ signature.

The Premier League champions were said to be interested in the Portuguese native following the suspension of Benjamin Mendy.

 

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