Manchester City are optimistic about signing Matheus Nunes after lodging an improved €60 million bid for the Wolves midfielder.
According to Fabrizio Romano, negotiations between Manchester City and Wolves will enter an advanced stage for Matheus Nunes. The Premier League champions lodged an improved €60 million offer for their top midfield target and remain optimistic about cracking a deal.
Wolves are not showing any signs of blocking a late move for Matheus Nunes to Manchester City. They are open to a sale at the right price, with manager Gary O’Neil likely to request the club to use a chunk of those funds on new players.
Having lost former skipper Ruben Neves to Saudi Pro League club Al Hilal, Wolves received an offer for a similar fee from Manchester City for Nunes. Pep Guardiola wanted a new midfielder besides Mateo Kovacic and have set sights on the Portuguese star as his top midfield target.
They had a bid rejected by Wolves earlier, and some reports suggested Manchester City could lodge an improved, more significant offer for Nunes. Contrary to that story, their latest offer is much lower than the story mentioned, but still substantial for Wolves to think about.
Understand Manchester City are increasingly confident to get Matheus Nunes deal done very soon after new bid revealed yesterday, in excess of €60m 🔵🇵🇹
Negotiations entering final stages after the agreement reached with Matheus on personal terms days ago. pic.twitter.com/kJfIcggiYF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 28, 2023
As per Fabrizio Romano, the two teams will enter a crucial stage in negotiations, although there is no clarity on whether Wolves are open to accepting €60 million. It is about €5 million higher than their previous offer, and the Midlands side will likely ask for more.
Manchester City appear to have a specific valuation for the player, and Nunes reportedly has accepted the conditions set by Pep Guardiola’s side. Personal terms may have been agreed upon beforehand, and now it is between the clubs to thrash out a deal.
Ideally, Wolves would have wanted to make a hefty profit off such a talented player. But they might consider a lower bid than they may have anticipated. O’Neil will want a deal wrapped up soon, as only then would the club have sufficient time to find a suitable replacement.
Manchester City do not appear to have moved on from Nunes and are optimistic about completing this deal. In the coming years, the Portuguese could prove himself at such a big stage and become an essential player for Guardiola and his country, Portugal.