Liverpool have been informed of the price they will have to pay to seal the signing of their rumoured transfer target, Matheus Nunes.
Portuguese journalist agency O Jogo have recently reported that the only way Liverpool will be able to get this signing done is by paying £51 million, the asking price that Sporting Lisbon have set, and don’t seem to be straying from.
The report goes on to say that the midfielder himself is unsure of where to spend the next season, but Sporting manager, Ruben Amorim, has been working on convincing him to stay another year.
It would seem as if Amorim is confident of retaining Nunes’ services for the time being and has been convincing Lions’ President, Federico Vanadas, that he should only be let go if their £51 million valuation is met.
The midfielder has had an impressive season for Sporting, and many are convinced Anfield would be the perfect fit for him.
Even Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano stated:
“A player like Matheus Nunes, a talented 23-year-old from Sporting Lisbon, would be a smart idea (for Liverpool).”
With the likes of Milner, Henderson and Thiago in their 30s already, and Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fabinho only a year away from joining them, there is an obvious need for Klopp to begin a rebuild in midfield.
His attempts to do so have been unsuccessful so far this summer, with their main target, Tchouameni, signing for Real Madrid for a staggering £80 million.
In addition, it seems increasingly unlikely that the Red’s other target, Jude Bellingham, will be lured away from Germany this season, making the potential signing of Nunes even more important.
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