Liverpool are discussing whether to accelerate midfield transfer plans that could include a move to summer target Matthews Nunes just months after joining Wolverhampton, in a report.
The Reds finished their summer with just four new faces. Calvin Ramsey is a future option at right-back having arrived from Aberdeen. Fabio Carvalho looks like a real shot after Liverpool agreed an initial £5m deal with Fulham.
Reds fans haven’t seen the best of Darwin Nunez yet. Despite his hefty £86m price tag (including future add-ons), the Uruguayan will be given time to prove his worth.
Finally, Arthur Melo finished off the additions when he joined on loan from Juventus.
The Brazilian hasn’t started yet Liverpool Despite their well-documented problems in midfield. A £32m option to buy has been included, even though it already exists Surprisingly speaking, his loan may be cut off in January.
Common sense dictates that Liverpool should only go that route if they intend to sign a replacement. according to Brazilian UOL portThis is exactly what they are discussing internally now.
Liverpool are expected to spend a lot to revamp their midfield next summer. Judd Bellingham has known fans at Liverpool – including Jurgen Klopp.
However, this move is likely to wait until next summer at the earliest UOLother targets to be monitored before the January window.
Liverpool to press the accelerator?
They state that Liverpool’s “initial idea” was to wait until the summer of 2023 before flexing their muscles. However, Liverpool chiefs are allegedly already deliberating on whether to bring their plans into January.
If they do, Wolverhampton’s Matthews Nunes is said to top Klopp’s favorite goals list.
The 24-year-old Portugal international has been heavily linked with Liverpool all summer. However, when the Reds fell silent, Wolves pounced, keeping him away from Sporting Lisbon for £38m.
He has already looked back at his home in the Premier League in his early matches and the fact that he will now have experience in the Premier League makes him even more attractive to Liverpool.
Furthermore, Liverpool’s transfer chief, Julian Ward, has a budding relationship with Nunes’ agent, Jorge Mendes.
Other Mendes clients include Darwin Nunez and Liverpool managed to beat Manchester United until his summer signing.
There is no indication of Wolverhampton’s position if Liverpool make an offer. However, it stands to reason that they would hold out to make a good profit from their at least £38m spending.
The report confirms once again that Bellingham is a long-term target, as the Argentine calls Enzo Fernandez as a newcomer on Liverpool’s radar.
The 21-year-old joined Benfica from River Plate in June and is already making headlines in Europe.
Matthews Nunes could be a problem for Harvey Elliott
The 24-year-old is already looking good at home in the fastest growing Premier League.
His early outings with wolves showed his high level of work and his willingness to move on.
Aside from his ability to press – which is essential in midfield to ensure Liverpool’s high streak is not compromised – he has also found himself in several dangerous positions in front of goal.
In fact, it was something of a promotion in the role that Harvey Elliott currently holds.
Elliott has excelled going forward, although he boasts an astonishingly low percentage of successful duels.
He also struggles to anticipate mobilizing opposition, which means he rarely registers objections or interventions. His defensive pressure is also surprisingly low for someone who plays big.
Nunes would give Liverpool’s engine room a more consistent feel, although it obviously wouldn’t come cheap.
However, if the Reds are serious about overhauling their midfield, a Nunes swoop in January followed by Bellingham next summer would be a good way to do so.