Manchester United initiated contact with the club to sign the next ‘Cavani’ 

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Manchester United have reportedly made contact with Benfica in order to sign Darwin Nunez this summer. 

The Red Devils are reportedly looking to strengthen their forward line following the departure of Edinson Cavani. Meanwhile, Anthony Martial is also looking likely to leave the club, with Mason Greenwood being suspended for an undisclosed amount of time. 

Benfica star Darwin Nunez is one of the names on the club’s wishlist to strengthen their forward line. The 22-year-old has enjoyed an amazing campaign this term, scoring 34 goals and notching up four assists in 41 games in all competitions. 

Speaking on GiveMeSport, journalist Ryan Taylor has claimed that Manchester United are interested in signing the Uruguayan forward and have made contact with Benfica and the player’s representatives in order to understand the transfer fees. He said:

“I do sort of question where United’s priorities lie; it’s probably a striker to help Ronaldo. So, Darwin Nunez, I know he’s a player definitely that United like, and they’ve initiated contact with Benfica and his agent to sort of gauge what kind of price tag would be enough to get him.”

Our View:

Darwin Nunez will be a great acquisition for Manchester United. The striker has showcased his talent in front of the goal in the Champions League. And on top of that, his off the ball work rate is one of the most impressive parts of his game. 

The 22-year-old is quick, strong, brilliant in the air and also possesses a great attitude. He will be an apt signing for Erik ten Hag to play in the Dutchman’s high pressing system. 

The youngster should be happy to play as a second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo for the first season and learn under the Portuguese’s guidance before establishing himself as a regular starter in the following campaign. 

However, Darwin Nunez is reportedly keen on playing for a club who will be able to offer him Champions League football next season. Having failed to qualify for the Champions League, it will be interesting to see how the club’s hierarchy will persuade the Uruguayan to join the Old Trafford stadium this summer.

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