Matheus Nunes Poised for Manchester City Move as Wolves Confirm Transfer
Wolverhampton Wanderers' talented midfielder, Matheus Nunes from Portugal, is set to make a significant move to Manchester City, the reigning champions of the Premier League. The announcement was made by Gary O'Neil, the manager of the Midlands-based club, on Thursday.
Reports originating from the British media indicate that both clubs have successfully negotiated and agreed upon a transfer fee amounting to £53 million (equivalent to $67.07 million) for the 25-year-old Nunes.
This decision by Manchester City to secure Nunes' services comes as a strategic move to fortify their midfield, especially in light of the unfortunate injury sustained by their highly regarded Belgian international, Kevin De Bruyne. De Bruyne's injury has forced him to the sidelines for an estimated duration of four months.
Gary O'Neil commented on the matter during a media interaction preceding Wolverhampton Wanderers' upcoming fixture against Crystal Palace on Sunday, confirming that the situation concerning Nunes has been resolved and that he is indeed destined to join the ranks of Manchester City.
Matheus Nunes, who has earned 11 caps, initially joined Wolverhampton Wanderers from Sporting CP in August of the preceding year. The record-breaking transfer, which had reportedly commanded a fee of around 45 million euros (approximately $48.78 million), showcased his potential and abilities.
During the recent past, Nunes had abstained from participating in training sessions alongside his squad members, as he sought to expedite a transfer to Manchester City, under the guidance of their manager, Pep Guardiola. This decision came subsequent to Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly turning down an initial offer of roughly £47 million from Manchester City.
When asked about the shift in the situation following the initial bid's rejection, Gary O'Neil explained, "The offer. At that point, it was a lot lower and we weren't going to accept... If he had rejoined the group, I would have conveyed my sentiments to him. His dedication to the club was evident in his past efforts, but the allure of playing for a prestigious club like Manchester City is strong for any player. We must now move forward."