Report: £51m player makes final decision on Liverpool transfer after talks with his manager
Photo by Zed Jameson/MB Media/Getty Images

Report: £51m player makes final decision on Liverpool transfer after talks with his manager

Sporting CP midfielder Matheus Nunes made his final decision over a transfer this summer, according to reports. Liverpool are linked.

This comes from O Jogo. They claim that Matheus Nunes will remain with Sporting this season after talks with manager Rúben Amorim. Amorim has no desire to let Nunes go and has convinced him to stick around for one more year.

It seems Amorim’s refusal to sanction any sale has driven up Nunes’s price, too. It would cost around £51m to get him, even if a club could convince the player to push for a transfer. That, surely, is too high for most teams.

Matheus Nunes makes final decision

Reports from all over Portugal have linked Liverpool with an interest in Nunes over the last few weeks. The most recent comes from Correio de Manha, who believe the Reds want to add the 23-year-old to their midfield right now.

That, of course, is at odds with talk out of England where Liverpool insist that they won’t do any further incoming business this summer. But we’re not 100% sold on that.

Fabrizio Romano recently talked about Liverpool making calls to Borussia Dortmund over Jude Bellingham. They’d like the Englishman this summer – but Dortmund aren’t entertaining the idea. The journalist then doubled down on that yesterday.

Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

It’s reasonable to believe that Liverpool want a midfielder this summer, then. It won’t be Bellingham but Nunes is a fantastic alternative and we do believe there’s room for both.

It appears we can drop that idea, though, as Sporting won’t entertain a sale, either. Liverpool will head into the new season with the midfielders they’ve got, who should just about be enough to see them through the campaign.

2023, though? That should see at least one major signing in the middle. Bellingham would certainly be our choice but fans should absolutely have eyes on Nunes, too.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know
or Comment Below
LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment