Wolves are reportedly now set to table a bid of £42 million for Matheus Nunes.
Reports yesterday had suggested that Wanderers were slipping behind Everton in the race to sign the 23-year-old.
The Toffees are keen on Nunes having been ‘amazed’ watching him in 2021/22.
It is thought Frank Lampard’s side will be attempting to sign the eight-cap Portugal international, which is something that frustrated a lot of fans yesterday as they also absorbed claims that Fulham are trying to sign Joao Palhinha.
Apparently, Wolves are set to make an offer of €45 million, plus €5 million in add-ons. That is £42 million in total.
It is a big claim, considering the suggestions that Wolves were struggling to afford Palhinha.
Wolves spending such an amount on Nunes would see the club shatter their transfer record, which is currently the £35.6 million spent on Fabio Silva two years ago.
Nunes, 23, is hot property this summer having just enjoyed another really good season with Sporting CP.
The star helped the club win the league title in 2020/21, and in the season just gone he made 50 appearances across all competitions.
Earlier this year, Pep Guardiola called Nunes ‘one of the best players in the world today’ (via Caught Offside). He was impressed with him despite his team thrashing Sporting 5-0 in the Champions League.
Wolves completing Nunes deal will help appease frustrated supporters, as club prepare £42 million bid
This is quite a big claim from Record, but hopefully there is some truth in it.
Wolves supporters have been really frustrated in recent days over the Palhinha and Nunes sagas.
People only have the information that’s in the papers to go off, and it has just felt as though Wolves aren’t being ruthless and are allowing other teams to get involved.
It’s led to real frustration within the fanbase, but the club getting a deal for Nunes done quickly will help to appease people.
He’s a really talented player, and the club spending such an amount on one player would be very exciting. Even if it does mean Ruben Neves is sold later on.