Manchester United have made an enormous opening bid for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, in accordance with a number one Portuguese information outlet.
Nunez has shot from obscurity to change into one of the crucial sought-after strikers in world soccer after scoring 34 objectives in 41 video games for the Eagles final season.
And with United dropping Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood being unavailable and Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford each struggling for type, strengthening in assault has change into an pressing precedence for the Crimson Devils.
This has put Nunez on the high of United’s want listing and within the early hours of this morning, Correio de Manha reported that they’ve already lodged an enormous bid for the Uruguayan.
In keeping with the outlet, a bid of €75 million with €20 million in bonuses plus a participant value €10 million has been lodged.
This meets “the triple digits that Benfica requires to promote the striker.”
“United are keen to pay 75 million euros upfront, then advancing with one other 20 million euros in objectives that the English membership considers simple to realize within the medium time period,” the outlet claims.
“United have added another ingredient: they comply with give Benfica the contract of a participant valued at 10 million euros. Thus, the quantity of the deal, in one of the best state of affairs, would quantity to such 105 million euros (£89 million).
“The primary identify prompt to Benfica was Andreas Pereira, a 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder who ends his contract with United in June 2023.”
Correio states that as a result of a big a part of the supply is made up of bonuses and a participant going the opposite manner, Benfica are nonetheless learning it and haven’t but responded.
The report claims that there’s nonetheless an “expectation” that United will enhance their supply or that one other membership might supply extra.
The inclusion of Andreas within the deal is an fascinating ingredient because it was reported solely yesterday that incoming United supervisor Erik ten Hag is keen to present the participant an opportunity to show himself at Outdated Trafford.