Bayern Munich: Three alternatives for Joao Palhinha

Three potential alternatives for Bayern Munich in the holding midfield position if they fail to reach an agreement with Fulham for Joao Palhinha.
Three alternatives for Bayern Munich to strengthen midfield.
Three alternatives for Bayern Munich to strengthen midfield. / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages
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Manuel Ugarte

Manuel Ugarte was one of the most sought-after midfielders in Europe last season as PSG and Chelsea fought for his signature. The Uruguayan midfielder excelled for Sporting Lisbon before sealing a transfer to PSG for €60 million.

The move to PSG has not gone as planned for Ugarte. He struggled to cement a place in the starting XI, which has raised doubts about his future at the club. PSG are reportedly ready to part ways with Ugarte this summer. The 23-year-old midfielder ticks the majority of the boxes Bayern need in a midfielder.

Ugarte is a strong tackler with good defensive awareness, providing the necessary shielding to the back four. The Uruguayan is also good in possession, boasting a solid passing range to help the team dominate the game. He will be the perfect long-term signing for Die Roten if they fail to land Palhinha. PSG will look to get a significant fee, but this transfer can help Bayern get long-term stability in the midfield. The move to Paris has not been a success, but a change of scenery can help Ugarte to get back to his best.