Man City eyeing Matheus Nunes move
Manchester City plan to sign midfielder Matheus Nunes from Sporting CP, according to a Portuguese report.
The Lowdown: Silva’s departure is imminent
It was recently widely reported that Bernardo Silva could be headed for the Etihad’s exit door amid interest from Barcelona, meaning Pep Guardiola is understandably looking for a replacement should a deal go through.
Nunes, 23, has already been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Sporting having struck an agreement with Wolves earlier in the window but which the player turned down due to greater ambitions.
The ambition doesn’t get much bigger than joining the Blues, and following a new update, there’s a chance it could happen someday in the near future.
The Latest: Man City eyeing Nunes
Portuguese newspaper A Bola (via Sport Witness) reports that while Nunes is “ready to stay at Sporting this season”, City “remains a possibility”.
The source states that Guardiola is an admirer of the player and ‘remains attentive and satisfied’ with his performances.
It is claimed that “no one could be surprised” if the top-flight champions set their sights on Nunes to replace Silva and that it would be “almost certain” if they showed up with the €40m (£33.7m) the Wolves has achieved. that he would take the step.
The Verdict: Next to Gomez?
Man City are currently imprison about a deal to sign Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht and Nunes could soon follow in his footsteps.
The eight-cap international, who was dubbed an “incredible” player by former team-mate Goncalo Santos, averaged 1.3 tackles and 2.5 successful dribbles per league game for Sporting last season, according to WhoScored.
Would Nunes be a good signing for Man City?
Those qualities are similar to Silva’s in the sense that he likes to regain the ball in midfield before moving forward on the pitch to create chances in the last third, making him an ideal addition to Guardiola’s squad.