- Nunes misses training amid City interest
- Portugal midfielder keen on move
- Departure would be a blow to Wolves and would add depth to City
Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes is set to face a fine for his absence from training as he pursues a move to Manchester City. The Premier League leaders had a £47 million bid rejected for the 25-year-old Portuguese international last week. However, with the transfer deadline looming, an improved offer from Manchester City is expected.
Nunes wants City move
Nunes, without permission from manager Gary O’Neil, skipped training on both Sunday and Monday. Wolves are reportedly seeking a transfer fee exceeding £60 million for the player, who has been vocal about his desire to join Pep Guardiola’s side.
Nunes departure would weaken Wolves and give City greater depth
Last summer, Matheus Nunes inked a five-year deal with Wolves, who secured his services from Sporting Lisbon for a club-record fee of £38 million. His significant contribution in the latter part of the previous season was pivotal in Wolves’ successful campaign to avoid relegation, resulting in a 13th-place finish in the Premier League table.
Bettors should therefore be aware that should Nunes leave, then Wolves would be weakened as he has proved to be very influential in midfield. City would be getting a player who can operate as a box to box midfielder or as a holding player. He carries the ball very well. This would strengthen the champions as it would give them more depth in midfield.