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Manchester City enter the race for 23-year-old Liverpool transfer target



Manchester City are interested in Liverpool target Matheus Nunes

According to Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sports on Twitter, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have entered the race to sign Liverpool target Matheus Nunes. The Sporting CP midfielder has also attracted attention from West Ham United.

The Hammers saw a £25million bid rejected as the player is not interested in a move to the London Stadium. Rather, he has his desires set on a dream move to Liverpool and is willing to wait for the Reds to make their interest concrete.

The Portuguese International has been the subject of heavy interest amid his impressive performances in the Liga NOS. He made 50 appearances last season, scoring four goals and making five assists across all competitions.

Liverpool’s season has started with an injury crisis at midfield with Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain sustaining injuries. There is a lack of depth in the position that can adversely impact our season objectives, if not addressed quickly.

Thus, the interest in midfielder Matheus Nunes makes complete sense. He can occupy a similar role as occupied by Georginio Wijnaldum in Klopp’s Champions League and Premier League winning sides.

Liverpool are not interested in signing Matheus Nunes this summer.
Liverpool could sign Matheus Nunes this summer. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

None of the players in the current Liverpool midfield offers the dynamism that Nunes has. The 23-year-old possesses impressive playmaking abilities and an incredible work rate to support his defensive duties.

He could be the missing piece of our jigsaw but Man City could trump us to the signing if we fail to act. Guardiola is well aware of the player’s abilities and could land us a double blow should he sign him.

Manchester City are interested in Liverpool target Matheus Nunes.
Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the Sporting CP midfielder

Matheus Nunes’s main reason behind rejecting West Ham was the desire to compete for major trophies and play in the biggest games. Manchester City, like Liverpool, can solve all the above issues.

Moving to The Etihad will allow him to play alongside fellow Portuguese International teammates, Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva. Unless the Reds act fast one cannot blame Nunes if he chooses to move elsewhere.

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The midfield injury crisis was apparent in our lacklustre performance against Fulham. It calls for an immediate need for a midfielder and Nunes fits the bill perfectly. Liverpool will not just be beating a direct rival to a top player but also strengthening themselves massively in a key area.