Manchester United’s hopes of signing Darwin Nunez have been boosted after Benfica strikers’ personal advisers gave an indication of where the player’s future might be.
Benfica striker Darwin Nunez has planned a summer transfer to Premier League.
And that certainly warns Manchester United who are looking for a new No. 9 this summer and have Nunez on their list of potential candidates.
But in what Nunez wants, there could be a big stalemate Champions League football with Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid is also following developments and United will not be in top European competition. Nunez advisers believe his style could suit English football well, and United are following developments in hopes that the 22-year-old Uruguayan international will prefer a change in the Premier League.
So far no one has come close to Benfica’s estimate, and the Portuguese giant have tied him to a contract until 2025 with a buyout clause of £ 130 million. The figure of around £ 70 million is a more likely target and Benfica will probably be ready to sell at the right price. Newcastle and Wolves they also showed interest, Brighton he has been scouted in the past, but now his assessment puts him on the market of leading European clubs.
Benfica appear to be starting the auction this summer and are determined to get a big price after Nunez’s extraordinary season, including six goals in the Champions League that helped knock out Ajax when they reached the quarter-finals. They lost from Liverpool but Nunez scored in both quarter-final games, including at Anfield where he earned great reviews. United are desperate to boost their firepower this summer, especially with Manchester City signing Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in what it looks like like a cheap offer due to a £ 67 million buyout clause.
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United are still not sure if Cristiano Ronaldo he will stay at Old Trafford with the veteran striker for the autumn of his career, while Edinson Cavani is due to leave, and new boss Erik ten Haag will want to bring in a top striker. Newcastle could also be interested in Nunez, but they could fight if Manchester United continue their interest with a solid offer.
Nunez may have already been in Barcelona if the club hierarchy listened to Luis Suarez, who was still in 2019 in the Catalan giants. His compatriot played in the Spanish second tier with Almeria, but the advice was disobeyed and in 2020 he moved to Benfica. Nunez caught the eye of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp before the Champions League match against Benfica. Before the rematch at Anfield, Klopp said: “Extremely handsome boy, huh ?! He’s a really good boy – he played in front of me fighting Ibrahim Konate. He’s good, really good. If he stays healthy, if he stays healthy, he has a great career ahead of him. . ”