Paris Saint-Germain are set to make their signing of Fluminense midfielder Wendel official, a source close to the French club has told ESPN.
Reports surfaced in Brazil and Paris on Thursday from Esporte Interativo’s Isabela Pagliari that the move for the 20-year-old is almost complete.
It was reported that Wendel will join PSG for a fee in the region of €10 million in January and will sign a five-year contract at Parc des Princes.
PSG sporting director Antero Henrique and team coordinator Maxwell were in Brazil for business recently and met with the player, while Fluminense’s legal team were in Paris earlier this week to finalise the deal.
PSG have been interested in Wendel for some time but a move before the end of the summer transfer window did fell through.
The Ligue 1 club initially planned to loan Wendel out to gain experience, and see him as a perfect replacement for Thiago Motta – who is set to be sidelined for knee surgery, and could mean he joins sooner.
Report also claimed Wendel’s move should be announced soon that he will link up with his new teammates in January.