The lowdown: Hot property
However, now it seems as though Scott Sellars Old Gold have finally managed to land their highly sought-after man…
The latest: Record swoop
It’s claimed that the Wanderers will pay €45million (£38million) upfront plus a potential €5million (£4.2million) in performance-related bonuses, breaking the previous record high spend from Molineux that saw Nunes’ compatriot Fabio Silva arrive for £36million.
The report states that the cultured midfielder – who was hailed ‘unbelievable’ by former teammate Goncalo Santos – has said ‘yes’ to a move to Wolves, owing to the persistence of Bruno Lage.
The verdict: Huge statement
Given the levels of interest from domestic rivals, this has to be regarded as a sensational coup for the Midlands club as Sellars and chairman Jeff Shi go into overdrive after an inauspicious opening two fixtures of the 2022/23 campaign for Lage’s side.
Meanwhile, Brazilian-born Nunes has made a stellar start to the new campaign, scoring once and providing one assist in two Primeira Liga outings, earning a staggering 7.70 Sofascore rating whilst winning 6.5 duels, completing 3.0 successful dribbles and making 2.0 key passes on average per game in the process.
Currently earning a reported £13,000 per week (Salary Sport), Wolves are likely to hand the talented midfielder a hefty pay rise to accompany the club’s record expenditure and will hope their new man lives up to expectations.
Linked elsewhere to Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu, it could yet be a busy end to the window for the Molineux hierarchy.