Manchester United are reportedly preparing to make a move for Benfica star Darwin Nunez as per the report in Spanish outlet Fichajes.
The 22-year-old joined the Portuguese side back in 2020 from Almería. After a promising debut campaign, the striker is enjoying a stellar campaign this term, scoring 24 goals and notching up two assists in 31 appearances in all competitions.
According to the report, Manchester United are keen on strengthening their forward line as the 22-year-old’s compatriot Edinson Cavani is expected to leave the Old Trafford stadium at the end of this season.
However, the Red Devils’ summer business will be heavily dependent on their Champions League qualification. Nunez is keen on playing in Europe’s elite club competition and he will join a club who will be able to offer him that.
Meanwhile, Benfica want around £60 million for their star man and it will be interesting to see whether the Red Devils’ hierarchy will match the asking price or not. Signing Darwin Nunez will not be easy for Manchester United as the two Milan giants and the two north London clubs are also eyeing a move for the 22-year-old.
Signing Darwin Nunez will be a great acquisition for Manchester United. With Cavani set to leave the club and Cristiano Ronaldo’s future also hanging in the air, signing a new striker will be a shrewd decision by the club’s hierarchy.
The forward is quick, strong, good in the air, has an eye for scoring goals and also works hard without possession. So, the 22-year-old has almost every attribute to establish himself as a starter for the Old Trafford outfit.
However, with the Red Devils’ managerial situation yet to resolve, making moves in the transfer market might not be the right decision. The new boss might want to bring players who are different to what the club’s hierarchy are eyeing at the moment. Therefore, at first, finalising a deal for the next permanent manager will be the right decision.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are currently sitting sixth in the Premier League with 50 points in 29 games. They will have to accumulate as many points as possible from the next nine games in order to keep their hopes alive to qualify for the Champions League.