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Reports in Portugal have suggested Liverpool have been tracking Matheus Nunes for a good while now, and Jose Enrique believes it’s time the Reds made a move.
The 23-year-old midfielder is attracting the attention of a host of clubs this summer particularly in the Premier League.
West Ham are said to be the latest club to have joined the race for his signature and according to Portuguese journalist Bruno Andrade they are prepared to sextuple his current salary.
But José Enrique believes it’s time Liverpool put their foot down and push forward in their pursuit of the young midfielder.
Enrique tweeted ‘He [Nunes] wants to move to a big club so maybe [this] is our moment to make a move for him.’
Liverpool would certainly be sensible to make a move for Matheus Nunes this summer.
They lack depth in the engine room when it comes to players who are able to operate as deep-lying playmakers.
Stylistically, no one else compares to Thiago Alcantara who has recently been side lined for 6 weeks by a hamstring injury.
Thiago is also now the wrong side of 30 and has been an injury prone player throughout his career – he needs an understudy.
But sources close to the club believe such a player won’t be arriving at Anfield this summer.
Jürgen Klopp is said to be pleased with the midfield options he already has at his disposal, and he’ll thus be looking at internal solutions to solve the conundrums presented when Thiago is unavailable.
Harvey Elliott is currently favourite to be handed a starting birth in the engine room for Liverpool in the absence of Thiago.
But of course, Elliott and Thiago possess significantly different profiles, so Jürgen Klopp will have to make a few tactical tweaks to accommodate the incoming Elliott.
If the Reds were to sign Nunes, considering his similarity to Thiago on a technical level, he’d be able to slot in seamlessly in place of the Spaniard when necessary.
But unfortunately for Reds fans, a move for Matheus Nunes does not appear to be on the cards.