What Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said about Wolves’ latest signing Matheus Nunes

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
New Wolves signing Matheus Nunes has his admirers.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has already had his say on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ latest signing Matheus Nunes, brandishing him as ‘one of the best in world football.’

The gold and black smashed their transfer record for the seventh time under Fosun with the addition of Nunes but comments made by Guardiola suggest that the fee of £42million (including add-ons) they paid for the Portuguese midfielder could turn into a steal.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

His compliments came after City’s dismantling of Nunes’ then side, Sporting Lisbon, in last season’s Champions League.

The Citizens put five past the Portuguese outfit in a 5-0 win at Lisbon’s home of José Alvalade Stadium and despite the total domination on the nght - Guardiola singled out Nunes’ performance after the game.

“I would say that Matheus Nunes is one of the best players in the world today,” he explained in his post-match press conference.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was also said to be an admirer with the Reds showing an interest in the 23-year-old’s signature this summer whilst West Ham United also made a move earlier in the window.

It’s a statement signing for Wolves who will now turn their attention to the forward areas as they look to add another striker to compete with the injured Raul Jimenez.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.