Liverpool begin work to sign Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes - journalist
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Liverpool begin work to sign Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes - journalist

Liverpool have already started the process of trying to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Matheus Nunes ahead of the summer window, according to CBS journalist Ben Jacobs.

Speaking with The Redmen TV about the possibility of a move for the 24-year-old, the reporter claimed the Merseyside outfit are already in talks over a possible deal.

“I think there’s certainly something to it, and from sources it appears like Liverpool have started that process of trying to get this one done with the view to the summer,” said Jacobs.

“Like you say, the only complication is the fact that he’s new to Wolves and in addition to that, you’ve got a brand-new manager as well, and that can change the dynamic and also the player position.

“We have to be cautious here because you look at what wolves did last summer where, heading into the window, a lot of people within the industry felt like Neves would go, Moutinho would go. There were big money offers coming in and Wolves were able to hang on to their assets, which is ultimately what made their start to the season and the back end of last season so disappointing.

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“But what we do know is that Liverpool have always liked Matheus Nunes, so the player knowing that will see his form at Wolves as an opportunity to then step up and if all goes according to plan, play Champions League football; even if that’s not next season – in the long term obviously.

“So, this is kind of where the links have come from. It’s not the first time that Liverpool have looked at Matheus Nunes and they’ve seen enough now at Wolves to suggest that a transfer is in their interest.

“So, it becomes now about the money side of things, because let’s not forget Nunes became the record signing for Wolves and I think off top of my head, the initial outlay was something in the region of £38m. Therefore, to sell a profit of more than that £6m that you mentioned would probably be necessary.

“At the Liverpool end, they completely dismiss and at the Wolves end, they entirely deride the notion that there is an agreement in place after just one season.”

Liverpool already underway with Nunes

This is certainly a positive move for the Reds. Having been hailed as an ‘unbelievable’ player by former teammate Goncalo Santos, the Portugal international is an obvious talent who is one of the best players at Wolves.

However, if Liverpool were so keen on him last summer, it begs the question why they didn’t follow through on the move.

Having arrived for £38m, the Reds could have easily matched Wolves’ offer, and the player would have made the move to Anfield. Instead, the club now need to pay more to sign him.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in desperate need of midfield additions this season, so it makes little sense they decided against securing Nunes, only to then sign him a year later.

Liverpool need a plethora of midfielders right now, so although it is good news that the 24-year-old looks set for a Merseyside switch this summer, they need to prioritise getting players through the door before January is out.

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