It would be a ‘massive shock’ if Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes left the club in one of the upcoming transfer windows, journalist Pete O’Rourke has said.
The Lowdown: Nunes a big-money signing
Not only did Wanderers manage to keep hold of Ruben Neves this summer but they also acquired the services of Nunes, bringing him in from Sporting CP.
The 24-year-old has made an immediate impression in the middle of the park for Wolves, averaging two tackles per game and enjoying an 82.9% pass completion rate.
Nunes has been linked with making a quickfire exit from Molineux, however, with Liverpool potentially waiting in the wings to snap him up in 2023.
The Latest: Journalist plays down early exit
Speaking to Give Me Sport, O’Rourke admitted that it would be a big surprise to see the Portuguese depart Wolves so quickly:
“It’d be a massive shock for Bruno Lage if they were to lose him so early after just signing him from Sporting Lisbon. He will be hoping to at least keep Nunes for one season after his big-money arrival from Sporting Lisbon.
“Wolves did very well to sign him in the summer transfer window when he was linked with a number of top clubs as well.”
The Verdict: Would be a big surprise
To enjoy the high of signing such a quality player in Nunes, only to see him leave almost immediately, would be extremely tough one for Wolves to take.
With Neves potentially moving on in the near future, his compatriot has surely been earmarked by Lage as a long-term stalwart in midfield, hopefully producing brilliance for years to come.
That being said, the lure of someone like Liverpool can be great for any player, so if performances and results don’t improve for Wanderers, Nunes could feel he belongs at a higher level.
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