Manchester City are exploring the idea of signing Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes this summer after pulling out of a deal for Lucas Paqueta.
The news was broken this afternoon by The Athletic’s David Ornstein who has confirmed that City are considering a small number of candidates to fill the void left by the long-term absence of injured Kevin De Bruyne, and Portuguese international Nunes is among them.
🚨 EXCL: Man City exploring deal to sign Matheus Nunes from Wolves. 24yo high among small pool of options #MCFC considering to bolster midfield. #WWFC unlikely to welcome interest so late but would bring funds to strengthen in multiple areas @TheAthleticFC https://t.co/AdbHakv6XO
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 23, 2023
Matheus Nunes interesting Man City
City officials believe there is only a short pool of options that will actually improve their midfield from what they already have. Nunes is one of those options, after making 41 appearances for Wolves since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon last summer.
Nunes signed a deal until June 2027, with the option of a further year, and it is believed that Wolves will not welcome interest in one of their star assets this late in the transfer window. However, Wolves are yet to spend any money at all in this summer window and their current financial position means they are unable to sign players without selling.
A potentially lucrative offer for Nunes would be difficult to resist, especially if it provided head coach Gary O’Neil with the necessary funds to strengthen his squad in multiple areas.
The 24-year-old was needlessly sent off in the last minute of Wolves’ 4-1 defeat to Brighton on Saturday and will be banned for the Molineux club’s Premier League trip to Everton at the weekend.