Manchester City have submitted a new bid in their attempt to secure the arrival of Matheus Nunes before the end of the transfer window.
After having their first bid, of £47M, rejected by Wolverhampton Wanders just a few days ago, City have now sent in a new offer of £52M. The club will hope that this higher offer will be accepted by Wolves in the coming days.
Nunes joined Wolves just one year ago from Sporting CP, where he was a player of since 2019, making 76 appearances and scoring seven goals during the three seasons he was present.
The 25-year-old still has a further four years with an extended year option on his contract, and Wolves believe he is one of their most important players, overall an agreement from Wolves does look quite complicated right now.
Man City will be eager to sign a midfielder before the end of the Summer transfer window due to Kevin De Bruyne’s injury and the loss of Ilkay Gundogan to La Liga title holders Barcelona, Man City’s appeal to bring in a new player in this position, is very understandable.
After their perfect 22/23 season, where they won themselves a treble, including their first-ever Champions League triumph, City will not attempt for anything less this time around, and in their quest to carry on being the best club in the world, they will make sure to have a complete squad without any disadvantages.
Wolves’ manager, Gary O’Neil, has spoken out on where his club stands on this potential transfer and made it very clear the player WON’T join the Premier League champions if their requirements aren’t catered to.
“He is an important player for us. We rejected the bud because we didn’t feel as if it met our valuation of what Mathus is worth.”
O’Neil also commented that he doesn’t know the details of the bid or what is happening with it.
Nunes has played 179 minutes of the new Premier League but wasn’t able to participate in Wolves’ last game at the weekend due to suspension.
Thus far, Man City have brought in Mateo Kovacic, Josko Gvardiol, and just recently, Jeremy Doku to add to their already talent-filled squad.
While Ayemric Laporte, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez have been some of the top names to move on, and it looks almost definite that Joao Cancelo, who already spent half of last season on loan to Bayern Munich, will leave the club very soon and could sign for Barcelona on a loan deal with an option to buy.
There isn’t long until the official closing of the Summer transfer window, so City and Nunes’s situation will start to look much clearer.