New insight was provided to Newcastle United’s interest in the Premier League with the signing of Benfica star Darwin Nunez on Saturday.
For those who aren’t aware, reports of a massive £50m bid were floated by newly minted Magpies for Nunez earlier this week.
It came amid suggestions the hierarchy at St James’ Park are trying to jump out of Uruguay’s wide-ranging competition before the summer window opens.
Recent weeks alone have seen the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Barcelona interested in Nunez’s services.
However, rumors about Newcastle making the move appeared to be far from reality.
According to journalist Ryan Taylor of the Daily Express, although Jordi’s outfit had shortlisted Nunez before the summer, his services proposal has yet to materialize:
There is no truth to reports that Newcastle have offered Benfica £50m for Darwin Nunez. Uruguay is on the shortlist, but Magpies’ summer transfer budget will be dictated by FFP and player sales. “We have to be very smart about what we’re doing,” Eddie Howe said on Friday. #NUFC
– Ryan Taylor (@RyanTaylorSport) April 16, 2022
Back on the registration sheet
The latest word on Newcastle’s interest in Nunez comes, of course, with the talented striker in the midst of a stellar period in front of goal.
After scoring a hat-trick in the league encounter with the Bellinenses last weekend, the 22-year-old went on to display his talents on the bigger stage in midweek, netting the net amid an impressive all-round performance at Anfield:
Darwin Nunez scores another goal in the Champions League! 🔥
The young star continues to shine against elite clubs in Europe…
Football on BT Sport (btsportfootball) April 13, 2022
His latest goal has taken Nunez’s tally to seven in his last five games in all competitions, with a total of 30 goals and three assists throughout the season so far.
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