Manchester City has initiated a substantial offer of £50 million to secure the talents of Matheus Nunes, the standout player from Wolves. The influential Portuguese midfielder, aged 24, has become the focal point of interest for City’s manager, Pep Guardiola.
This pursuit comes on the heels of an unsuccessful attempt to acquire West Ham’s gifted Brazilian playmaker, Lucas Paqueta, a deal valued at £85 million that faltered.
However, the negotiation path seems laden with challenges as Wolves have assigned a lofty price tag of £70 million to their prized asset, indicating their steadfast determination to retain Nunes within their ranks.
Guardiola, having witnessed Nunes’ prowess firsthand during City’s triumphant 5-0 victory over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League 18 months ago, bestowed the title of “one of the best players in the world” upon him.
The trajectory of Nunes’ career saw him make a notable transition from Sporting Lisbon to Wolves in the preceding summer, in a transaction worth £42.2 million. Throughout his debut season with Wolves, he participated in 35 matches, effectively contributing with a solitary goal.
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His prominence is further underscored by his valuation on Transfermarkt.com, currently standing at an impressive 45 million euros. Notably, Nunes has also showcased his talents while representing Portugal, earning 11 international caps and securing one goal for his national team.
The contractual dimension of this narrative reveals that Nunes remains tethered to Wolves until the culmination of June 2027.
As the summer transfer window unfolds, football enthusiasts and pundits keenly observe the dynamic interplay between Manchester City’s ambitious bid, Wolves’ resolute stance on their valuation, and the player’s pivotal role in these proceedings. The ever-evolving nature of the football landscape ensures that this episode will continue to captivate attention in the days to come.
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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.