Sporting CP midfielder Matheus Nunes reportedly rejected an offer from Wolves.
According to A Bola, Wanderers did put forth a proposal to the player, but he turned it down in favour of staying.
Apparently that offer was around €11 million over five years. That equates to a weekly pay in the region of £36,000-a-week.
The 23-year-old is very coveted at the moment following two strong years with Sporting.
He’s had interest from a number of clubs this summer, and Sporting’s manager Ruben Amorim said over the weekend that Nunes had rejected ‘life-changing’ offers to leave.
Amorim has apparently pleaded with his superiors for Nunes not to be sold.
They have already lost a key player this summer in Joao Palhinha. Losing Nunes too would really harm their chances of success in 2022/23.
It is unclear at this stage if Wolves have actually presented a bid to Sporting for Nunes.
Previously it has been suggested that any move for Nunes this summer would set interested clubs back around £42 million.
Wolves’ offer to Nunes is poor if claim is true
Nunes has the potential to become a world-class midfielder.
He has just enjoyed two fantastic seasons with Sporting, and came in for very high praise from Pep Guardiola earlier this year, with the Spaniard suggesting him as one of the best players in the world at the time.
He’s a quality player, who could totally transform Wolves’ midfield.
If it’s true that Wolves made an offer of around £36,000-a-week for Nunes, then it is little wonder he rejected it.
He could likely earn much more than that at a bigger club.
If Wolves are serious about signing Nunes, then they will have to do much better in terms of a financial package.
The club cannot offer any form of European football, so Wolves are already somewhat up against it to land him. There needs to be an enticing offer in order to convince him.