Manchester United are hoping to sign an attacker before the window closes. Matheus Cunha was on their list. However, he seems to have rejected the Red Devils as things stand.
In the last two weeks of the transfer market, Erik ten Hag apparently plans to bring in five players, including a forward. Cunha scored 7 goals and registered 8 assists in 38 games for Atletico Madrid last season. They drew the attention of many European clubs, and Manchester United are ready to bring him to their club.
According to a recent source, the Red Devils and Atletico Madrid had agreed to terms for the signing of Cunha. However, according to rumours in Spain, Cunha has chosen to remain at Atletico Madrid over moving to Old Trafford. The Brazilian has been at the Wanda Metropolitano for a short period, joining last season from Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin.
The Brazilian forward is anticipated to compete with Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann, and Joao Felix for regular starts under Diego Simeone as part of Atletico’s long-term objectives moving ahead.
When Cunha joined from Hertha a year ago, he signed a five-year contract with what is said to be an addition of a £59 million release clause. This makes the prospect of signing him even more difficult and costly.
Why Cunha Does Not Want The Move
Cunha reportedly does not want to move when the World Cup is approaching. He feels Atletico is the best place to fight for his minutes and convince Brazil manager Tite to include him in his squad for Qatar.
Cunha is not the only Atletico attacker who has drawn United’s attention. They have reportedly spoken to the Spanish team about the availability of Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix.
They have reportedly talked to Atletico first about Morata before expressing interest in Felix. However, neither player is presently expected to move this summer.
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