Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes appears to be a wanted man heading into the summer – and renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano has today shared what his asking price could be.
Earlier this year, there were reports suggesting that Chelsea and Liverpool were both keen on the 24-year-old.
New claims are out there indicating Manchester United might have some interest. And there are also reports in Spain about Barcelona being keen.
Nunes has placed himself back in the spotlight following two dazzling displays for Wolves.
He hit a goal of the season contender against Chelsea a couple of weeks ago. And he then followed that up with a magnificent assist against Brentford.
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He is now showing why Wolves paid so much to sign him from Sporting CP, and why there was so much hype about him at the time of his arrival.
Wolves fans are delighted Nunes is finally having a big impact.
But the frustrating part of him playing this well is that it seemingly draws attention to him.
Several clubs are apparently keen, and journalist Romano has provided some information on the situation.
Speaking to Caught Offside, he’s actually suggested what Wolves ‘asking price would be for Nunes this summer.
He said: “Liverpool have Matheus Nunes on the list since long time but he’s not a priority now, they have other names on top of the list.
“I think the asking price could be close to €40-45 million (£35-£40 million).
“Man United now are focused on club sale and then striker is the priority; I’m not aware of advanced talks for Nunes at this stage.”
A few weeks ago, it was reported that Wolves would look for well over £50 million if they were to sell.
Surely Matheus Nunes doesn’t have £40 million asking price, unless there’s some gentleman’s agreement with Jorge Mendes
This is a really surprising claim from Romano.
Last summer, Wolves signed Nunes for an initial £38 million, with add-ons to take it to around £42 million (Sky Sports).
He may not have set the world alight in his first season. But there is surely no way Wolves are going to sell Nunes for less than they bought him for.
He is a world-class midfielder and very unique in the way he plays.
He’s got a long contract at Molineux, and now has nearly a full season of Premier League experience under his belt.
The only possible reason Wolves would entertain bids of £40 million and below is if there is already an agreement with Jorge Mendes.
He played a big part in getting Nunes to Molineux last summer, and some have suggested the move only happened on the condition that Nunes would be able to move on for a reasonable price after one season.
Realistically, Nunes’ true value is probably more like £50-60 million.