He has previously been linked with a move to Anfield
According to a new transfer update, Liverpool are attempting to sign Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes.
Is Nunes standing out this season?
The Portuguese arrived at Molineux last summer as an exciting signing from Sporting CP, having previously been hailed by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as “one of the best players in the world today.”
In reality, he has struggled to find his feet in his first season at Wolves, appearing 26 times in the Premier League this season – 23 of which have been starts – but failing to score and registering just one assist. Midfield has arguably not contributed enough quality.
Nunes has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in recent months, with the Reds failing to sign him last summer before he joined Wanderers. A new update suggests that their interest will not wane.
Is Liverpool still interested in signing the Wolves player?
Liverpool are “still pushing to sign” Nunes at the end of the season, according to Football Insider, as they look to make noticeable changes to their midfield options. The interest remains “despite Wolves removing his release clause,” and the Reds “tried to sign him last summer before being beaten to his signature.”
According to the report, a “bid of £50 million would be accepted,” so it’s now up to Liverpool to come up with the cash if they truly want him to be one of their new additions in the middle of the park this summer.
The importance of the summer window in terms of the Reds’ midfield rebuild cannot be overstated, with that area of the pitch being a major issue all season. Both Fabinho and Jordan Henderson appear to be shadows of the players they once were, while Thiago, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been injured far too frequently to be considered truly important figures.
As a result, Nunes could be a wise addition, joining players like Jude Bellingham and Mason Mount in bringing youth and legs to the midfield. Indeed, the 24-year-old has averaged 1.8 tackles per game this season in the Premier League.
Granted, his Wolves form hasn’t been stellar, but he could thrive alongside superior players and become a key cog in the Anfield machine, having been dubbed “unbelievable” by former teammate Goncalo Santos.