In a thrilling late-night agreement, Manchester City has sealed the deal to acquire Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton Wanderers, shelling out an impressive £53.2 million. This revised agreement comes after some nail-biting negotiations regarding the financing of the transfer.
Wolves have hit a home run with this deal, as it surpasses the £47 million sale of their former captain, Rúben Neves, to the Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal earlier this summer.
What’s more, Wolves have ensured that they receive 10% of any profit Manchester City makes on the future sale of Nunes, the talented Portugal midfielder. Nunes had made his desire to move crystal clear by failing to report for training since Sunday, following the initial rejection of City’s £47 million bid.
Nunes originally joined Wolves from Sporting just last summer in a club-record £42 million deal, and he still had four years, plus a 12-month club option, remaining on his contract.
But that’s not all the excitement in the world of football transfers. In addition to Nunes, Manchester City’s Tommy Doyle is all set to make a move to Wolves on a season-long loan. This move comes with an enticing option for Wolves to make Doyle’s transfer permanent for a cut-price €5 million. However, there’s a catch – City will receive a whopping 50% sell-on fee on any profit Wolves make from a future sale of Doyle.
Wolves have not stood still and have made moves of their own. They appear poised to complete the signings of defender Santiago Bueno and teenage winger Enso Gonzalez for a combined fee of EUR16 million from Girona and Libertad. Furthermore, Wolves hope to sign another central midfielder before the transfer deadline to fill in for Neves.
Leicester City are set to loan full-back Luke Thomas out on loan to Sheffield United for one season-long experience, and Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho could follow shortly afterward if their relegated club fail to reinstate him before the transfer window closes on August 1.
Football fans, secure your seats! The transfer market is heating up fast, and excitement levels have only just started rising!