Ivan Cavaleiro says Matheus Nunes is ready to play at Wolves
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Ivan Cavaleiro says Matheus Nunes is ready to play at Wolves

Former Wolves star Ivan Cavaleiro reckons Sporting CP midfielder Matheus Nunes is ‘ready to play at Wolves’.

Recently, the Sporting CP midfielder has again been linked with a transfer to Wanderers.

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Last week, it was reported that Wolves have their sights set on him and his teammate Joao Palhinha. The pair could potentially cost around £55 million in total.

Nunes has enjoyed a great couple of years with Sporting.

After helping the club win the league title in 2020/21, Nunes made 50 appearances in total in the season just gone. 33 of those came in the league.

Sporting came runners-up to Porto, but Nunes really impressed.

Earlier this year, the star was branded one of the best players in the world by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

In the eyes of former Wolves winger Cavaleiro, Nunes would make a great addition for the club.

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He said (O Jogo): “Matheus Nunes is not even up for discussion. He’s shown all his quality at Sporting, with the help of Rúben Amorim, and in the Seleção, he has also shown credentials.

“He is clearly at a high level and ready to play at Wolves.”

It is though that any move for Nunes – and also Palhinha – will hinge on the sale of Ruben Neves.

Wanderers are hoping to bank around £70 million for the maestro.

He has interest from the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Arsenal at the moment.

Matheus Nunes would be cracking addition for Wolves, as Cavaleiro praises midfielder

A lot of the talk recently has been about Palhinha, but Nunes would also be a brilliant signing for Wolves.

The star is a really good all-rounder, capable of going from driving forwards and going from box-to-box, but also playing with composure and using his playmaking abilities.

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Wolves’ engine room has been crying out for a bit of mobility for some time now.

Neves and Joao Moutinho have obviously been fantastic players down the years, but arguably they have always lacked that bit of athleticism and drive.