Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Sports





Done deal ||• Paris Saint Germain confirmed their first 22/23 signing

Official announcement of PSG's first 22/23 signing


Vitinha has been confirmed as Paris Saint-first Germain's acquisition ahead of the 2022–2023 season.

The rumoured target of Manchester United, the Portuguese international, departs FC Porto for the Ligue 1 winners.

The 22-year-old has officially signed a five-year contract with PSG after his €40 million (R678 million) release clause was activated.

Vitinha played 59 times for FC Porto and also spent time on loan with Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he played in 22 games.

With FC Porto, the Portuguese midfielder won four medals, including two league championships and two cups.

Vitinha, also known as Vtor Machado Ferreira, is a Portuguese-born professional footballer who competes for both Portugal's national team and Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. Vitinha was born on February 13, 2000.


identifying details

Vtor Machado Ferreira, full name

birthdate 13 February 2000 (age 22)

birthplace Santo Tirso, Portugal

size 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)



a club's details

Paris Saint-Germain is the current team.

Vitinha, a product of Porto's youth programme, made an impression while playing for the reserve squad before being promoted to the first team in 2020. In his rookie season, he won the Primeira Liga and the Taça de Portugal, completing a domestic double. In September 2020, he was loaned to Wolverhampton Wanderers of the Premier League, and he later returned.

He made a name for himself as a key member of the Porto team that won a second domestic double and was selected to the Primeira Liga Team of the Year. He transferred for €40 million to Paris Saint-Germain in June 2022.

Having previously competed for Portugal at various junior levels, Vitinha was a member of the under-19 and under-21 squads that placed second at the 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and the 2021 European Championship, respectively. In 2022, he made his senior international debut.

initial career

Vitinha, a Santo Tirso native, began playing football in 2007 at Póvoa Lanhoso before entering the FC Porto development programme two years later, at the age of eleven. On August 11, 2019, he made his LigaPro debut with the reserve team against Sporting da Covilh. Additionally, he was a member of the Porto team that won the 2018–19 UEFA Youth League. Vitinha made his debut for the first team on January 28, 2020, replacing Wilson Manafá in the 61st minute of a game against Gil Vicente. He appeared in eight games in all as the team won the league. Saint-Germain Paris

Following the activation of his contract's release clause on June 30, 2022, Vitinha signed a five-year deal with Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain for an estimated sum of €40 million.

Vitinha, who has represented Portugal at various youth levels, was chosen as captain for the under-19 team at the 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Armenia. Vitinha participated in all five games, scored twice, and provided a goal and an assist as Portugal placed second to Spain.

For the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2021, Vitinha was selected for the under-21 team.

On June 6, 2021, Portugal lost to Germany 1-0 in the tournament final, and he was nominated to the team of the tournament.


Vitinha was given his first call-up to the senior team on March 21, 2022, to fill in for the injured Rben Neves in the 2022 World Cup qualification play-offs.

He made his senior national team debut eight days later at his club's stadium, replacing Joo Moutinho in the final minute of a 2-0 triumph in the play-off final victory over North Macedonia. 


OFFICIAL: PSG announce first 22/23 signing

Content created and supplied by: MzansiMgozi (via Opera News )

Germain Manchester United Paris Saint Germain Portuguese Vitinha


Load app to read more comments