Matheus Nunes remains linked with a move to Wolves this summer, but the player is apparently not convinced by a potential move to Molineux.
The 23-year-old is thought to be one of the main targets for Wanderers.
The star has enjoyed a fantastic couple of years with Sporting CP.
He’s developed into one of the most exciting midfielders in Portugal, and he has interest from several clubs.
One of those clubs is Wolves, and many fans have been very behind him moving to Molineux this summer.
Apparently, sources in Portugal expect Nunes to become a Wolves player by the end of the summer.
But The Athletic report that things are not so simple.
The publication say that, currently, a move to Wolves is unlikely for several reasons.
Firstly, the player has yet to be convinced that a move to Wolves would be right for him. He has really developed in recent times, and drew praise from Pep Guardiola earlier this year.
He’s played in the Champions League and has the chance to do so again in 2022/23 by staying at Sporting. Wolves, of course, have no European football to offer.
And then there is the question of Wolves actually affording Nunes.
The asking price is around £40 million, which would be the most amount of money Wolves have ever spent on a player.
The club prefer to unearth cheaper gems with high resale value.
It is suggested that it would be ‘inconceivable’ for Wolves to sign Nunes without offloading Ruben Neves. That is despite reports last week that Wanderers were set to bid.
Wolves facing frustration over Matheus Nunes, as report claims he’s not convinced by Molineux switch
It is starting to feel as though Nunes, like Joao Palhinha, will not be coming to Molineux.
His asking price is very high, and it will surely be difficult for Wolves to land him without selling Neves.
But the idea of him not being convinced a move to Wolves would be right for him is a killer.
Quite possibly, Wolves’ failure to secure any European football might just have cost them a seriously talented player.