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Matheus Nunes is Jürgen Klopp's newest priority, the fee Sporting would ask for

By Charles Cornwall

Matheus Nunes is Jürgen Klopp's newest priority, the fee Sporting would ask for

According to media reports, the Sporting Portugal midfielder would cost more than 50 million euros. His agent is the same as Darwin Nunez’s.

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Matheus Nunes (23) is the new priority of Jürgen Klopp. So reveals the Portuguese newspaper Correio Da Manha, which has advanced Liverpool's interest in the Portuguese midfielder. A young midfielder but who has become a star in the lineups of Sporting Portugal, which would let him go for an amount close to 45 million pounds (53 million euros).

Thus, according to the same information, the Red team would be ready to begin 'formal negotiations' with Sporting, with more than a month to go before the end of the summer transfer window. Another Liverpool move with Jorge Mendes in the middle, as the Portuguese agent worked on the arrival of Darwin Nunez, the most expensive signing in Liverpool's history.

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But now Klopp is looking for a new midfielder, and he is doing so after Aurelien Tchoumanei was thwarted in the same window. The France international opted to join Real Madrid from Monaco in a deal that reached €100 million, including variables, and Liverpool have continued to scour the market for a midfielder.

With Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara having passed the 30-year-old mark and Naby Keita in his final season of his contract, the Reds are forced to look for replacements. Jude Bellingham is the dream, as Klopp himself acknowledged, but the short-term option is Nunes.

A born playmaker

Nunes emerged as one of the most impactful midfielders in Liga NOS last season, but where he was most enacted was in playmaking. That's where Artifical Intelligence statistics programs rank him as the second best in Portugal, behind only Vitinha, who recently signed for PSG.