Wolves are set to make Matheus Nunes their third signing of the summer (or fourth, if you’re counting Hwang Hee-chan turning his loan move permanent).
The club swooped for the maestro on Monday evening, agreeing a fee of around £42 million all-in with Sporting CP.
It was claimed on Monday morning that personal terms had also been agreed.
And it is now just a question of Nunes being announced by the club.
The player reportedly flew to England on Monday with a medical scheduled at Compton Park.
It is a major coup for Wanderers, who have beaten several top clubs in Europe to Nunes’ signature.
The box-to-box star will elevate Wanderers’ engine room to a whole new level. And his potential partnership with Ruben Neves is mouth-watering to think about.
Realistically, he is going to be a regular starter for Wolves – and that will have repercussions for other players in the squad.
Perhaps the biggest loser of the Nunes deal will be Connor Ronan.
The 24-year-old really impressed in pre-season after enjoyed a superb campaign with St Mirren in 2021/22.
Ronan had spoken about wanting to stay at Molineux for 2022/23, and said that he was due to hold talks with club officials about his immediate future.
Once the Nunes deal is confirmed then it will be interesting to see what will happen with Ronan.
He’s supposedly the subject of interest from Hearts and Aberdeen, who may both now fancy their chances of signing the star.
Matheus Nunes transfer might see Connor Ronan depart Wolves once again
Ronan has the ability to play as a box-to-box midfielder.
But Nunes, by many accounts, is one of the best at the role in Europe.
Ronan is going to find minutes even harder to come by now, with Neves, Leander Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho and Nunes all ahead of him in the pecking order.
And then Lage has Daniel Podence and Morgan Gibbs-White as options to play in the number 10 role.
Hopefully if Ronan is to leave Wolves now, he will go to a club at a good level that will make him a regular starter.