Both Manchester United and Arsenal have reportedly been scouting for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez recently.
The Premier League giants could face paying big money for Nunez, however, his manager has been quoted as saying he might be prepared for a similar cost to what the club got when they sold Joao Felix to Atletico Madrid.
“It is normal for it to generate interest from other clubs and it is normal for there to be timing where it goes. Now in terms of numbers, I hope as a Benfica fan he leaves for numbers close to those of Joao Felix (a record fee of 126 million euros),” quoted Verissimo newspaper on the president of Benfica daily mirrorwho claim that Man United and Arsenal sent scouts to watch the Nunez match.
However, this could be money worth paying, as both the Red Devils and Arsenal will definitely need to invest a lot to get back to where they want to be.
United could do so with a young attacking talent such as Nunez Kadoum to replace aging duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani, while Arsenal did not replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah could also lose on their contracts. Expires this summer.
It seems clear that Nunez can have a huge impact on these clubs, and it seems that Benfica is within their rights to expect big money for the Uruguay international after the level he has shown this season.