Report: Manchester City Target Matheus Nunes Set To Stay At Sporting Lisbon
Manchester City had a midfield target list at the beginning of the transfer window, and Matheus Nunes was a player on that list. Pep Guardiola hailed him one of the best players in the world after City played Sporting, but it looks like Matheus Nunes is set to stay in Portugal this season.
Nunes is wanted by a number of English clubs, but is set to stay at Sporting ahead of the new season.
According to Portuguese publication A BOLA via Zach Lowy, Matheus Nunes rejected an €11million-a year contract from Wolves to stay at Sporting Lisbon next season. The player gave up €9million-a year in doing so. Nunes is now set to stay at Sporting next season.
Liverpool and Manchester City were two clubs who registered interest in Nunes, but neither club even entered into formal negotiations with the player.
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Pep Guardiola is a massive fan of Matheus Nunes, but has already signed Kalvin Phillips this summer. Another midfield signing would only become a priority for City if either Bernardo Silva or Ilkay Gundogan left the club.
Nunes is now set to stay at Sporting, but that does not rule out a move from either City or Liverpool next season.
Nunes is a hot property in Europe, and if moves from either City or Liverpool fail for Jude Bellingham, Nunes may become an alternative.
Wolves are likely to come back in for the player next summer too, but for now he is staying at Sporting Lisbon.
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