When it comes to the transfer market, Manchester City are simply one of the best in the business.
Reports in the Portuguese media claim that Manchester City are poised to land Sporting midfielder Matheus Nunes.
The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Sporting CP spent 950,000 euros to sign the Portugal international from Estoril in the winter of 2019. He has four years left on his current contract which expires in 2026.
The midfielder has featured in 43 matches this term, netting 3 goals and providing 5 assists in all competitions.
He is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Portugal. Nunes has earned 3 senior caps for the Portugal national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
Matheus Nunes will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Sporting this term.
Pep Guardiola wants to sign a new midfielder and Nunes is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
The English giants are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
According to the report, “Manchester City are seeking a summer deal for Sporting CP midfielder Matheus Nunes. That is according to A Bola, with the Portuguese source stating that Nunes would be a Fernandinho replacement at the Etihad Stadium club. The 36-year-old has served City incredibly over the past several years, but is now past his prime. Manager Pep Guardiola may see this summer as the ideal time to secure 23-year-old Nunes to rotate with Rodri. The report goes on to state that Sporting want roughly €40 million for Nunes’ signature.”
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Manchester City have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Portugal international.
Sporting CP would be wise to keep the Portugal international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Matheus Nunes ideal fit for Manchester City?
If Manchester City and Pep Guardiola are seriously considering a midfielder, Nunes could also prove to be a smart option.
All in all, Matheus Nunes will be an ideal choice for Guardiola as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his midfielders.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester.
It will be interesting to see if Manchester City can beat their rivals to the midfielder’s signature.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.