PSG confirm Nuno Mendes signing from Sporting Lisbon

Paris St-Germain have signed Nuno Mendes from Sporting Lisbon on a permanent deal.

The Ligue 1 champions have activated an option to buy Mendes for a reported £34m and his new contract ties him to the French club until June 2026.

Mendes, 19, joined PSG on a season-long loan last summer and has made made 37 appearances, providing two assists.

The left-back was one of four PSG players named in the Ligue 1 team of the year.

He has made 13 senior appearances for Portugal and played in Euro 2020.

The teenager was nominated for the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year award, losing out to William Saliba of Marseille, and was picked at left-back in the team of the season.

Winning the league title in France added to his medal collection having guided Sporting to a Primeira Liga and League Cup double in the 2020-21 campaign.

But there was disappointment for Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the Champions League as they lost to Real Madrid in the last-16.

Despite leading 2-0 on aggregate with just 30 minutes of the tie remaining they lost to Madrid.

PSG also fell short in the French Cup, losing on penalties to Nice in the last-16, to end the season with just one piece of silverware.

Mendes has made 13 appearances at senior level for Portugal and was part of the team that helped them qualify for the World Cup in Qatar later this year by defeating North Macedonia in a play-off.

The signing of Mendes comes after star striker Kylian Mbappe signed a new long-term deal with the club having snubbed Real Madrid.

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