Liverpool have reportedly shelved plans to sign Matheus Nunes after news that Wolves removed a clause allowing the Reds to make a cut-price offer to land the 24-year-old.
According to the Telegraph, the Molineux-based side have eliminated an option for Liverpool to make a move for the midfielder, with Jurgen Klopp’s side now ready to move on from Nunes as the Merseyside giants look to bolster their squad this summer.
Midfield is a position that Liverpool look ready to invest heavily in amid rumours that as many as three players in the position could leave, with Nunes a target who has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield ahead of the summer transfer window.
Liverpool were keen on signing Nunes when he was at Sporting Lisbon last summer. However, as we know, Wolves were the club who landed the Portuguese international in a £44m deal, though the midfielder could already be set for a move given how poorly Julen Lopetegui’s side have performed this season.
Indeed, whilst Liverpool would have been perfect for Nunes, the elimination of the midfielder’s exit clause means that Wolves are free to name whatever price they want for the 24-year-old, a figure that will easily eclipse anything the Reds would realistically want to pay.
Liverpool right to ditch summer plan to sign Nunes
Nunes would have been an excellent use of funds in the summer window of 2022, when the Brazilian-born talent would have been a great addition for Liverpool at a time when a midfielder would have been perfect. Yet fast-forward to now, and the Reds are well within their right to ditch plans to sign the Wolves man.
With an exit clause now gone from the records, Wolves can name an astronomical price for Nunes, and with Liverpool in need of multiple midfielders this summer, the Portuguese star simply makes no sense any longer as a target for Klopp’s side.