Liverpool are in pole position to sign Matheus Nunes in the summer, with the player sharing the same agent as Darwin Nunez.
According to Football Insider, Liverpool are the front-runners for Matheus Nunes. The Wolves star continues to have an underwhelming season, but Jurgen Klopp retains an interest in the Portuguese star, who could become available in the summer.
Matheus Nunes was a name liked by Jurgen Klopp last summer when Liverpool searched for a new midfielder. They might have baulked at Sporting CP’s asking price for their star, who eventually signed for Wolves in a deal over £42 million.
Nunes has not delivered for the price Wolves paid, scoring and assisting one each during the season. From January, speculation has been rife regarding a possible move to Liverpool, as Klopp continued to admire the midfielder for his talents.
Liverpool reportedly held discussions over a potential move. But Wolves may have shut the door on any transfer. The Midlands side are fighting relegation and could go down if results do not improve in the last phase of the season.
If that happens, they could lose many notable stars on the cheap. The report claims Wolves may have to slash their potential £50 million asking price for Nunes and could accept a fee between £30-40 million for the 24-year-old Premier League ace.
Liverpool are also keen on his Wolves teammate Ruben Neves, who could leave the club amid tremendous interest from top clubs. However, Klopp has had eyes on Nunes for some time, and the club could make an approach, especially if the price is right.
Many other players are on Klopp’s shortlist but are currently front-runners for Nunes. The 24-year-old Premier League ace also shares the same agent as Liverpool man Darwin Nunez. Hence, things could be easier with negotiating. But the Midlands side will look to demand a significant sum in exchange.
For now, much of the action will happen in the summer. There could be an exodus at Wolves if they suffer relegation. If that happens, Nunes will be one of the most in-demand players, as Liverpool could then lead the charge to sign the 24-year-old ace.
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