Liverpool in bidding war for €35m-rated Portugal international

Liverpool are preparing an offer to secure the signing of Matheus Nunes from Sporting as they need to bolster their midfield unit after an injury to Thiago. Portugal international spent the early parts of his career at Ericeirense and Estoril Praia before making his way to Sporting in winter 2019.

After spending time with the club’s Under-23 side, Nunes made his senior debut in June 2020. Since then, Matheus has grown into a pivotal part of the team, racking up 100 games, registering seven goals and nine assists.

The 23-year-old midfielder made his debut for the Portugal national team in October last year and has since earned nine caps for A Selecao, displaying his potential and talent, which has seen him draw admirers from the PL.

Man City had been linked strongly with the Portuguese midfielder after Guardiola showered praise on the player, while Wolves were also keen.

Wolves had even made an offer worth €45m, plus €5m in add-ons, which the Lions had accepted, only for Matheus to reject Wolverhampton as he wanted to move only to a Champions League club. The Reds have been mentioned as an interested party and they could now be planning to make an offer for the footballer.

The Merseyside giants are now said to be preparing a bid for Nunes. They will likely have to offer up the same €50m total package that Wolverhampton had presented. And considering they are playing in the UCL, Matheus Nunes could welcome the chance to move to Liverpool.