Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of Matheus Nunes from Sporting Lisbon for a club record €50M, per reports from Fabrizio Romano.
The highly rated 23 year old Midfielder was on Manchester City’s radar and was viewed as a potential long term replacement for newly elected captain – Ilkay Gündogan. Nunes is a known for his passing abilities and versatility as he can slot in perfectly as a DM even though he primarily plays as a CM.
The Portuguese was a key part of Sporting Lisbon’s 2020/21 title winning squad and was again named in the Primera Liga Team of the season for the 21/22 season. Pep Guardiola was also full of praises for the Midfielder after an impressive showing in Man City’s clash against Sporting in the Round of 16 of the 21/22 UEFA Champions League.
Nunes joins a very long list of Portuguese players at Wolves of which includes Joao Moutinho, Rubén Neves, Nelson Semedo, Daniel Podence, José Sa, Pedro Neto, Chiquinho and Fabio Silva who is currently on loan at City. While manager Bruno Lage is also a Portuguese. Nunes is therefore expected to slot it rather easily to the Wolverhampton wanderers set up following his €50M move.
At Manchester, Bernardo Silva is now expected to remain at Manchester City for at least this season while reports from Jose Alvarez suggests that he Bernardo looking to buy a house in Manchester.