Manchester United are one of the sides ‘best positioned’ to sign Benfica forward Darwin Nunez this summer.
The Lowdown: Ten Hag request
Nunez, described as an ‘absolute beast’ on a Liverpool podcast last month following his display against the Reds, has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Reports last month claimed that Erik ten Hag made an ‘express request’ over a move for the 22-year-old forward.
The Uruguay international has scored 34 goals in 41 appearances this season, one of which knocked Ten Hag’s Ajax side out of the Champions League.
The Latest: Nunez update
Sports Witness relayed an update from Portuguese outlet Record regarding Nunez on Tuesday. They claimed that Ten Hag ‘appreciates’ Nunez’s qualities and that United are one of the best-placed sides to sign the attacker.
The report adds that Benfica are hoping to make around €100m (£84.5m) from the striker’s sale this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid also name-checked with an interest.
Should United spend £84.5m on Nunez?
No, too much!
The Verdict: Sign
Nunez has caught the eye across Europe this season and appears to be a real star already, so securing a big-money move could be a brilliant piece of business both in the short and long term.
The Benfica star is primarily a centre-forward but has also enjoyed success on the wing and in a deeper role this season, showing his versatility.
Attacking reinforcements appear needed under Ten Hag this summer, and it looks like he’s a big fan of Nunez, so a mega-money move could be a fantastic start to what could be an extremely busy few months.
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