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Wolves: Record-breaking Matheus Nunes transfer in final stages, player says ‘yes’

Wolves: Record-breaking Matheus Nunes transfer in final stages, player says 'yes' - Premier League News

Wolverhampton Wanderers are on the brink of sealing the deal for Sporting CP midfielder Matheus Nunes, according to Portuguese outlet Record (via Sport Witness). 

The lowdown: Hot property

Courted by a number of Europe’s elite, Wolves’ pursuit of Nunes has been a protracted one that started last year and resurfaced at the beginning of the summer transfer window.

Since then, the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, West Ham and Chelsea have all been heavily linked with the 23-year-old Portugal international.

However, now it seems as though Scott Sellars Old Gold have finally managed to land their highly sought-after man…

The latest: Record swoop

As per Record, translated by SW late on Monday night, Sellars and Co have reached an agreement with Sporting ‘in the past few hours’ to sign the eight-cap star.

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.

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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.

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