Wolves are set to break their transfer record after agreeing a £38m fee for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes… as Bruno Lage targets ‘three or four’ additions before the window closes
- Wolves are set to break the transfer record with a £38m move for Matheus Nunes
- The Sporting Lisbon midfielder has been linked with Manchester City and Liverpool.
- The 23-year-old will become the Wanderers’ third signing of the summer.
- Wolves boss Bruno Lage has targeted ‘three or four more players’ this window
Wolves are set to break their transfer record to bring in Portuguese midfielder Matheus Nunes from Sporting Lisbon.
Personal terms have yet to be finalized with the 23-year-old, but Wolves are optimistic a deal can be completed quickly after agreeing to pay Sporting an initial £38m, with a further £4.2m in possible add-ons.
That dwarfs the £35m Wolves paid Porto for Fabio Silva, now on loan at Anderlecht, in 2020.
Wolves are set to break the transfer record with a £38m move for midfielder Matheus Nunes
The Brazilian-born Nunes turned down the opportunity to play for his homeland and made his debut for Portugal last year. He has won eight games and scored a goal for the country.
Nunes, who has drawn the attention of several top clubs and has been linked with Manchester City and Liverpool, would be Bruno Lage’s third signing of the summer.
Wolves have already closed deals for Portuguese striker Goncalo Guedes, who joined from Valencia, and Republic of Ireland defender Nathan Collins, who signed from Burnley.
However, it has been a frustrating start to the new campaign, with an opening day loss to Leeds followed by a goalless draw with Fulham. A trip to Tottenham is next Saturday.
The Sporting Lisbon midfielder has been linked with transfers to Manchester City and Liverpool.
Wolves boss Bruno Lage has stated he wants to sign ‘three or four more players’ this summer
Last week, Lage indicated that he wanted to sign “three or four more players” before the end of the current transfer window.
“The words are patience and trust,” he said Friday. ‘Patience because we still have 20 days left before the transfer window ends.
And trust our work. Judge the work we are doing at the beginning of this season at the end of this transfer window.
‘Some players go, some players come. I am very confident in the work we are doing and that we are going to convince three or four more players to come and play for Wolves.”