Manchester United have been given new hope in their search for Darwin Nunez.
Renowned transfer guru Fabricius Romano (opens in a new tab) has claimed that Benfica’s highly praised leader Darwin Núñez will leave Portuguese football for a fee of around €80m, after an impressive season in Lisbon.
With Erik Ten Hag set to be announced as the Red Devils’ next boss at any moment, the news will be a boost. United are widely rumored to be targeting new strikers with veteran duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani expected to leave at the end of this campaign.
“Darwin Núñez will leave Benfica in the summer, fee [of] around €80m,” Romano confirmed on his Twitter. “His new agent will now meet with many top clubs to explore opportunities.”
According to Milan’s transfer expert, United have already held talks about the 22-year-old’s possible signing, with both Arsenal and West Ham inquiring about signing Nunez in January, only to be turned down when Benfica stated that was not for sale. Neither team signed a striker in the winter window, and Arsenal are rumored to be interested again this summer.
Nunez has scored 24 goals in as many appearances for Nelson Verissimo’s side this season, netting against Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Ajax and Liverpool in the Champions League. Recently, Verissimo stated: “As a Benfica fan, I hope that [Nunez] It will come out for numbers close to what Joao Félix’s numbers were (a record fee of 126 million euros).
The striker is valued at around £36m per Transfermarkt (opens in a new tab).
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