New target: Man Utd & Ten Hag eyeing deal for £50m “big talent”; Bruno really wants him to join 

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Matheus Nunes, a midfielder for Wolverhampton Wanderers, is reportedly the subject of a summer transfer plan by Manchester United.

What has recently happened with Nunes’ future?

Given the uncertainty surrounding the futures of Scott McTominay and Marcel Sabitzer, the Premier League team is likely to improve its central defense at the end of the current campaign. Erik Ten Hag has named the 24-year-old as a new target.

The Portuguese international’s initial £44 million release clause was written in his contract when he first signed with Molineux back in August 2022, but The Mirror has since alleged that the Old Gold have deleted this in an effort to raise their asking price should interested parties come knocking.

A sum of £50 million is reportedly likely to be agreed considering the club’s precarious league position, according to Football Insider, who also claim that the Midlands club are open to offers for their star, who has made 32 appearances during his rookie season in the top-flight.

Again citing Football Insider, it appears that Man United have Nunes on their “radar” and that Ten Hag has included him on his “shortlist” of midfielders to watch closely. The Wolves talisman has a link to Bruno Fernandes because they were international colleagues for Portugal, and the vice captain even advised his friend to sign with Wanderers before doing so. The Red Devils manager is “exploring a deal” for the player.

Would Nunes be a wise addition to Man United’s roster?

Nunes hasn’t quite demonstrated the prolific edge required to contribute in the top-flight, but he has plenty of potential to offer and would be an exciting signing for the future of United. Since Nunes has only scored one goal and provided the same number of assists since joining Wolves, he hasn’t quite demonstrated the prolific edge needed to contribute in the top-flight.

The Rio de Janeiro native has recorded 24 shots and 48 shot-creating actions this season, ranking him fourth in both categories among the entire Wolves team (FBRef). He also ranks in the 93rd percentile for successful take-ons, demonstrating his love for dribbling past his marker and propelling his team up the field.

Nunes, who has been hailed a “big talent” by journalist Jack Lang, would also bring excellent versatility to Old Trafford having played in four different midfield positions this season alone. Ten Hag will find Nunes’ versatility to be a desirable quality, so should Wolves be relegated, this deal could be up for grabs.

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