Manchester City is set to include midfielder Tommy Doyle in the latest bid for Matheus Nunes to convince Wolves.
The treble winners are pushing for Nunes since last week. Wolves turned down a £47m offer from Man City on Thursday. The 24-years old Portuguese has already agreed personal terms with City. However, Wolves are still not intending to put up the player for sale.
Harry Winters, a multimedia journalist, reports that the new bid will be worth £60million as well as midfielder Tommy Doyle.
Matheus priority midfielder for City
The Sky Blues are looking to deepen their midfield after Gundogan’s move to Camp Nou & Kevin De Bruyne sustaining a long-term muscle injury. They have identified Matheus Nunes and Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze as their targets, with Nunes as their priority.
Wolves are facing issues with the Financial Fair Play regulations. As a result, they sold their few players but are holding their position for the 24-year old. City are confident to complete the deal before transfer deadline as player also wants the move.
Why City wants to sign Nunes?
After Kevin De Bruyne’s injury, City looked for Lucas Paqueta from West Ham but withdrew afterwards as Hammers asked for €100m. Then they turned their interest towards Nunes and Eberechi Eze.
Matheus is considered to be a better option than Eze since he has been a consistent performer for Wolves. Moreover, Nunes is a physical midfielder who is more likely to involve in defensive duties. Guardiola can use his abilities and play him as a double pivot with Rodri in midfield replacing John Stones. Nunes is a better ball controller than Eze and does not loose possession easily thus suiting the style of Pep’s possession.
All these qualities makes him City’s first priority target and we can hope him to hit his extreme potential if the move is secured.
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