Manchester United have reportedly tabled a huge offer to sign Benfica ace Darwin Nunez as per the report in Correio de Manha(via Express).
The Red Devils are looking for a squad overhaul this summer and signing a new forward is high on the wishlist for the new manager Erik ten Hag.
According to the report, Manchester United have made an initial offer of £64 million in order to sign Darwin Nunez this summer and on top of that, they have also offered £17 million in bonuses. Meanwhile, the record Premier League champions have included Andreas Pereira in this deal as well.
The United’s academy graduate spent the last two years on loan at Flamengo and it was thought that he would join the Brazilian club permanently this summer. However, the negotiations have fallen through and he is expected to return to the club after finishing his loan spell.
If the report is considered to be true then the said fee is too high and it will eat up a big chunk of Manchester United’s transfer budget. The Red Devils are eyeing a squad overhaul this summer and they will need to address multiple issues in the squad.
So, they can’t afford to spend big on one player. And if Benfica do not accept anything less than that then the club’s hierarchy should walk away from this deal.
Manchester United are currently linked with a move for Frenkie de Jong, Jurriën Timber and Darwin Nunez. And addressing the midfield should be the main priority for Erik ten Hag. Therefore, the Red Devils should wrap up the De Jong deal before moving on to the other targets.
Darwin Nunez will be a great acquisition for Manchester United. Following the departure of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial who is also likely to leave the club permanently this summer, the Red Devils need to strengthen their attacking department.