To sign midfielder Matheus Nunes, Manchester City and Wolves have verbally agreed to a £47.3 million transfer.
Last week, City’s last offer for the Portugal international was turned down by Wolves, who were reportedly demanding more than £60 million. There will be no add-ons if the agreement for the 25-year-old is completed, which has not yet been legally agreed upon.
Nunes has also been absent from training with the Wolves in a sign of protest during which he made it obvious that he wants to play for Pep Guardiola’s team.
This transaction would seem to benefit all sides if it goes through. Pep Guardiola needs additional alternatives in midfield since Kevin de Bruyne is out for a prolonged amount of time, and once Nunes became comfortable, he did a great job of keeping Wolves out of the relegation zone
Tommy Doyle, an England Under-21 international who plays for City, has also agreed to join Wolves on loan with a £4.3 million transfer option that would come with a significant sell-on clause for City.
These two separate agreements were reached after City declined to accept Wolves’ original Nunes valuation of £60 million or more. Gary O’Neil, the manager of Wolves, predicted that Nunes would remain with the team after Friday’s transfer deadline after Wolves’ Carabao Cup victory against Blackpool on Tuesday.