Manchester United are reportedly willing to spend €80m on Benfica forward Darwin Nunez this summer.
The Lowdown: Nunez links
The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for the 22-year-old over recent weeks. Recent reports have suggested that United are one of the sides ‘best positioned’ to sign the Uruguay international over the summer.
Described as a ‘rough diamond’ by BT Sport pundit Steve McManaman, Nunez has also been linked with Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, while in the Premier League Newcastle United have reportedly been eyeing a mega money move.
The Latest: Glazers willing to spend €80m
They claim that United are ready to spend €80m (£67.8m) on Nunez, however, the player is unsure over a move to Old Trafford as he wants to play Champions League football.
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The Verdict: Ten Hag to persuade Nunez?
Erik ten Hag reportedly made an ‘express request’ to United chiefs regarding Nunez last month, so perhaps he can try and persuade the forward to move to Manchester.
Yes, there wouldn’t be any Champions League football to start with, however, Nunez could play a key role under Ten Hag in an Old Trafford rebuild and eventually fix that issue himself.
Cristiano Ronaldo could be the only senior attacker left, should Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford leave, meaning Nunez could form a partnership with the 37-year-old and go on to succeed Ronaldo as the main man in Manchester when he calls time on his glittering career.
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