Manchester City Agrees to Sign Midfielder Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton
Manchester City, the English professional football club, has reportedly reached a verbal agreement to secure the services of midfielder Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton. This exciting transfer move comes as Manchester City aims to strengthen its squad following a hamstring injury sustained by key midfielder Kevin De Bruyne during the opening match of the 2023-2024 Premier League season.
According to the renowned American sports media outlet ESPN, a league official revealed that Manchester City has verbally agreed to pay a substantial transfer fee of 55 million euros (equivalent to approximately 79.5 billion won) to Wolverhampton in exchange for Nunes. This talented Portuguese international, born in 1998, showcased his abilities last season with one goal and one assist in the league.
Initially, Wolverhampton had demanded 69 million euros (over 100 billion won in Korean currency) as Nunes’ transfer fee. Negotiations between the two clubs reportedly faced a setback last week. However, the situation took an unexpected turn as Nunes was recently fined by Wolverhampton for his absence from team training, expressing his desire to join Manchester City.
In what seems like a mutually beneficial agreement, Manchester City and Wolverhampton have also agreed to a loan deal involving Manchester City midfielder Tommy Doyle, born in 2001, who will temporarily join the Wolverhampton squad.
While Nunes and Doyle are embarking on separate transfers, the final deal saw Manchester City pay a transfer fee of 55 million euros and include Doyle in the package, thus securing Nunes’ services.
An official announcement concerning Nunes’ move to Manchester City is expected imminently, as the English professional football transfer window closes on September 1.
It is worth noting that Nunes was previously signed by Wolverhampton from Sporting Lisbon in August of last year for a club-record transfer fee of 45 million euros. He penned a five-year contract, heralding high expectations for his future.
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English professional football Manchester City have reached a verbal agreement to sign midfielder Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton.
American sports media ESPN quoted a league official on the 31st and said that “Man City has verbally agreed to give Nunes a transfer fee of 55 million euros, about 79.5 billion won, to Wolverhampton.”
Man City have been looking for ways to reinforce players after key midfielder Kevin De Bruyne suffered a hamstring injury in the opening game of the 2023-2024 Premier League season.
Portuguese international Nunes, born in 1998, scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the league last season.
Wolverhampton originally asked for 69 million euros for Nunes’ transfer fee, or more than 100 billion won in Korean currency, and talks with Man City are said to have broken down once last week.
In this situation, Nunes was fined by the Wolverhampton club two days ago for not attending team training, saying he wanted to go to Man City.
On this day, Man City and Wolverhampton also agreed to loan Manchester City midfielder Tommy Doyle, born in 2001, to Wolverhampton.
It is a separate transfer for Nunes and Doyle to move the team, but in the end, Man City sent a transfer fee of 55 million euros and Doyle to Wolverhampton and received Nunes instead.
An official announcement about Nunes’ move to Man City is also expected soon, as the English professional football transfer window closes on the local date of September 1.
Nunes is a player who was signed by Wolverhampton for Sporting Lisbon in August last year for a transfer fee of 45 million euros, the highest ever for the club, and he signed a five-year contract.
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