The latest Ekings News has revealed that Erik ten Hag is interested in a European target, Darwin Nunez. Darwin has been one of his main targets this summer. Benfica has, however, told Manchester United they want a huge fee for the 22-year-old.
Erik ten Hag, the new Manchester United manager, has made the Uruguayan and Benfica forward one of his top targets. While he wants to rebuild Manchester United, Benfica has told Manchester United they will want around £100million in exchange for Nunez at Old. At Trafford, if that happens, this would make him the most expensive signing in English football history with Jack Grealish.
Manchester United believe this is too high for Darwin Nunez, but they will not walk away from a possible deal and have told Benfica to demand a more reasonable fee. Nunez joined Benfica, moving from the Spanish team Almeria in 2020 for just €24 million (£20.4 million).
The deal makes Nunez, 22, the most expensive signing in Portuguese football history. But he proved to be a huge success. In his second season, he has scored 26 goals in 28 games and has risen to top scorer in the Portuguese top league. He made his international debut in 2019 and scored for Uruguay against Peru in his first appearance. He has established himself as one of the most talented youngsters in Europe, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Chelsea all closely monitoring Nunez’s form.
Manchester United have sent scouts to watch him on a number of occasions and are keen to come up with a deal, but if Benfica wants an exorbitant price, they are ready to look at other options.
Ten Hag has faced growing frustration in his efforts to strengthen the players this summer. The difficulty why many players can’t join the team is because the board is slow and inefficient.
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