Sporting Lisbon star Matheus Nunes will flip down Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summertime after rejecting a January switch to Newcastle United, in accordance with A Bola.
Pep Guardiola can typically get a bit carried away when discussing the abilities of an opposition participant – as Nathan Redmond might attest – however his gushing reward for Portugal worldwide Nunes is definitely price repeating because the race for his signature heats up.
Ahead of Man City’s crushing Champions League victory over Sporting final month, Guardiola described the prancing playmaker as ‘one of the best players in the world today’.
Now, if he’d mentioned ‘tomorrow’ fairly than ‘today’, Pep’s reward might need rang that little bit extra true.
Nunes definitely has the potential to develop into ‘one of the best’ midfielders on the continent. He’s artistic, commanding and blindingly fast. But he’s not there but, regardless of forcing his means into the Portugal squad forward of the Qatar World Cup after serving to Sporting win their first Primeira Liga title in 20 years.
Will Pep Guardiola signal Matheus Nunes for Man City?
It received’t come as a shock to study that Manchester City have held talks with Los Leoes a few deal that might see Nunes arrive on the Etihad through the summer season switch window (A Bola).
It there’s one supervisor able to remodeling the 23-year-old into ‘one of the best players in the world’, it’s a person who has dominated arguably Europe’s best division with Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabian Delph filling in at left-back.
According to A Bola, Nunes has instructed his agent that he’ll solely depart Sporting for an elite-level membership able to preventing for silverware overseas. Manchester City, as an example.
That is why he seems to have little curiosity in a £33 million transfer to Molineux, regardless of the presence of a extremely Iberian-influenced dressing room.
Nunes, who additionally turned down a transfer to Newcastle for the same purpose in January, has been recognized by Wolves as a part of a succession plan. Both Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho are going through unsure futures within the Black Country in spite of everything (Athletic).
Wolves are additionally eager on Nunes’ Sporting team-mate Joao Palhinha. The midfield colossus is a long-time goal for the lads from Molineux.