Transfer News UPDATE: Welcome To Manchester City – Top Portuguese Star Arrives At The Etihad

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UPDATE: Friday, September 1 at 6:51 pm

WITH the transfer window due to close, Manchester City have unveiled the 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder Matheus Nunes as their latest arrival, from Premier League rivals Wolves.

In an official statement on, the club welcomed him: ‘Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a five-year deal’.

It continued: ‘The Portuguese international becomes our fourth signing of the summer, following Croatian duo Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol, as well as Belgian winger Jeremy Doku, through the door’.

Matheus Nunes was clearly delighted with the move

Nunes commented on his move: ‘I’m so happy to be joining Manchester City, the Champions of Europe and a club I’ve admired for a long time’.

‘The opportunity to work under Pep Guardiola, one of the greatest managers ever, and alongside some of the best players in the world was something I couldn’t turn down’, he continued.

‘I’ve learned so much during my season at Wolves and I’m excited to continue improving in the Premier League, a division which brings the best out of me. I’m really excited to get going, meet the fans and hopefully be a part of plenty more success at City’, Nunes concluded.

‘Matheus is a fine player. We are really happy he is here, and we know he will help us this season and beyond’, commented Txiki Begiristain, City’s Director of Football.

He explained: ‘He possesses real quality and will bring a fresh dynamic to this team. He is a player who can play passes that open defences, he can beat players and he is technically excellent’.

‘Everyone knows Pep improves players – we have seen it so often – and we cannot wait to see how Matheus develops under his management’, Begiristain added.

Tommy Doyle has joined Wolves on loan

City also revealed that Tommy Doyle has joined Wolves on a one-year loan deal. In a statement on, they explained: ‘Tommy Doyle will spend the 2023/24 season on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The midfielder will continue his development at Molineux after his successful season-long loan at Sheffield United’.


Wednesday, August 30 at 5:41 pm

WITH just days to go until the transfer window closes, Manchester City have moved one step nearer to signing Portuguese midfielder Matheus Nunes from Wolves.

In an attempt to push the move through, the 25-year-old had refused to train with his Molineux teammates. An initial offer of £47 from City was rejected but it appears they came back this Wednesday, August 30 with a better offer, believed to be in the region of £60.

Fabrizio Romano, the respected football transfer expert who always has his finger on the pulse, reported the news this afternoon in a tweet. He also suggested that City’s 21-year-old midfielder Tommy Doyle will sign for the Midlands club.

He wrote: ‘Matheus Nunes to Man City, here we go! Verbal agreement reached with Wolves, Matheus already on his way  #MCFC  Understand Tommy Doyle will join Wolves on £5m deal plus 50% sell on clause. Final checks ongoing on payment terms and installments… then it will be signed’.

Pep Guardiola has been scanning the market for a midfielder capable of filling the space left vacant by his departing captain Ilkay Gundogan. The German made a switch to Barcelona in Spain’s La Liga earlier this summer.

City brought in the 29-year-old Croatian star Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea and were also looking to sign Lucas Paqueta from West Ham. The treble winners had reportedly offered a fee of around £80m for the Brazilian but the move fizzled out.

Nunes joined Wolves in August 2022 from Sporting CF in what was a record transfer fee of €45 million (approx £38 million) for the Portuguese club.

Once described by Guardiola as ‘one of the best in the world today’ had already attracted the attention of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool during this window.

Should the deal be finalised then Matheus Nunes will join up with the other new summer arrivals at the Etihad Stadium. Jeremy Doku was unveiled as the club’s latest signing last Thursday 24.

The 21-year-old Belgian winger will operate on the right wing in place of Riyad Mahrez who joined the exodus of European players to Saudi Arabia.

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