Manchester City are reportedly exploring the possibility of signing Matheus Nunes, according to David Ornstein at the Athletic. The Portugal international joined Wolves from Sporting Lisbon last Summer and has four years remaining on his contract, with a further years option should Wolves choose to activate it.
The 24-year-old has been a player who has attracted the attention of other clubs since joining Wolves, with most notably Liverpool taking the biggest interest in the player according to reports.
City’s list of targets
Nunes is one of a few names on a short list for City alongside Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace. The interest should probably not come as a surprise as Pep Guardiola famously called Nunes “One of the best players in the world today.” This coming after City had beaten Sporting Lisbon 5-0 in 2022.
The long term injury to Kevin De Bruyne has seen City look to the transfer market in search of forward thinking midfielders. The current Premier League Champions have seen a recent deal for West Ham United’s Lucas Paqueta collapse. The Brazilian midfielder had agreed personal terms, but due to an ongoing investigation by the FA for a potential breach in gambling rules they pulled out of the move.
Wolves have no interest in letting Nunes go according to Liam Keen from the Express & Star. He does follow it up however that Wolves would consider big offers.
This Summer has seen the Wolves hierarchy talk about the need to comply with financial fair play rules, which has been reflected in the incomings and outgoings we have seen so far. Wolves have spent nothing so far and it is unknown if the sale of Nunes for a hefty fee would then allow Wolves to strengthen other parts of the squad.
With only one week left until the transfer window closes, it looks to set to be a nervy one for Wolves as they look to hold onto a key player.