Manchester United are looking to beat Tottenham in the race for Darwin Nunez and have now made a bid for the Benfica striker.
The Lowdown: United and Spurs links
Erik ten Hag is yet to make a first marquee signing since taking over at Old Trafford. The club have been heavily linked with a move for Nunez, though, with transfer insider Dean Jones believing a move has been ‘extremely close’.
Spurs are also ‘fully in the race’ for the ‘big name’ striker, and it looks as if United have now acted on their interest looking to beat Antonio Conte’s side to a deal by launching a formal offer for the player who is keen on a move to Manchester.
The Latest: £90m bid
The Red Devils are willing to pay an initial €75m with €20m in bonuses and the final instalment coming in the form of a loan of a Red Devils player worth €10m.
The Verdict: Good move
Nunez is clearly a man in demand this summer, which doesn’t come as a shock following his 34-goal tally last season, so it’s good to see that United have firmed up their interest with a serious sounding offer.
Ten Hag could do with another marquee forward to either partner or challenge Cristiano Ronaldo next season, especially with Edinson Cavani set to depart.
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