Manchester City are reportedly prepared to abandon their pursuit of Matheus Nunes due to Wolverhampton Wanderers’ high asking price for the midfielder. The Premier League champions are unwilling to meet Wolves’ £60 million valuation for the player.
Nunes, 22, has been a key figure for Sporting Lisbon this season, playing an instrumental role in their successful campaign. His performances have attracted interest from several top clubs, including Manchester City.
However, negotiations between Manchester City and Wolves have hit a stumbling block as the two parties struggle to reach an agreement on the transfer fee. With Wolves demanding £60 million for Nunes, Manchester City are now considering walking away from the deal.
Pep Guardiola’s side had identified Nunes as a potential addition to their squad, as they aim to strengthen their midfield options ahead of the new season. The Brazilian-born Portuguese midfielder possesses excellent technical abilities and has the potential to thrive in Manchester City’s possession-based style of play.
Despite Manchester City’s willingness to bolster their squad, they are not prepared to meet Wolves’ hefty asking price for Nunes. This could potentially open the door for other interested clubs to make a move for the talented midfielder.
Nunes joined Sporting Lisbon in 2019 from Estoril Praia and has since made a significant impact at the club. He played a crucial role in helping Sporting Lisbon secure their first Primeira Liga title in 19 years, contributing with goals and assists throughout the season.
While Manchester City’s pursuit of Nunes may be on hold, it remains to be seen if any other clubs will be willing to meet Wolves’ valuation for the player. As the transfer window progresses, it is likely that more developments will arise regarding Nunes’ future.
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