Wolves have reportedly submitted a bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes and if the Portuguese maestro were to join Bruno Lage’s side this summer, he could prove to be the natural heir to Ruben Neves.
In a recent interview with GIVEMESPORT, journalist Dean Jones said:
“They’ve made their offer for Nunes, and the signs are good. Ultimately, this comes down to tying down the player and does he actually want this move? That’s the big question that seems to be hanging over this one.”
During the last campaign, the Portugal international made 33 domestic appearances, in which he contributed three goals and two assists, averaging an impressive 7.08 rating from WhoScored for his performances.
Can Nunes be Neves’ heir?
He also impressed in his six Champions League appearances, averaging a 7.10 rating, so it is easy to see why he is so in demand this summer.
One of those appearances came against Manchester City, which led legendary manager Pep Guardiola to sing his praises following the game, despite seeing his side win 5-0.
He said: “Matheus Nunes is one of the best players in the world today.”
Therefore, it would represent a huge coup for Wolves if they could bring him to Molineux, but given their history of signing Portuguese players, it does not seem out of the question that Nunes could sign.
If he does join Lage’s side this summer, he would likely be a replacement for Neves, who looks set to leave the Old Gold after five impressive years in the Midlands.
The 25-year-old has established himself as one of the top young midfielders in the top flight after helping Wolves to promotion from the Championship, making over 200 appearances for the club, but is widely expected to join one of Europe’s elite this summer.
Considering that it would be a marquee signing similar to Neves joining in 2017, there seems little to suggest that Nunes can’t enjoy similar success at Molineux, so supporters will be hoping that a deal can be done.