Manchester United are curious about signing Benfica striker Darwin Nunez this summer time, in keeping with a brand new report.
The Crimson Devils are available in the market for a brand new striker following Mason Greenwood’s removing from the squad, Edinson Cavani’s impending departure and the misplaced type of the unsettled pair, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell stories that United’s prime goal this summer time might be Spurs’ Harry Kane, a narrative we’ve coated this morning, right here.
Nonetheless, the identical reporter additionally claims that ought to that pursuit be unsuccessful, the membership might flip its attentions to the South American.
‘One different that United would possibly look to discover is Benfica’s Nunez,’ Whitwell writes.
‘Arsenal have additionally been credited with an curiosity within the 22-year-old Uruguayan, who’s in a wealthy vein of type.
‘He has scored 26 objectives in 33 video games for Benfica this season and has a high-energy model that may go well with a urgent group.’
While Whitwell’s sources have instructed him United will pursue Kane no matter who turns into the following supervisor, the identical might not be true of Darwin.
Nonetheless, the suggestion is that he would go well with Erik ten Hag’s model of play.
‘Ten Hag received a first-hand view of his skills as Benfica knocked out Ajax within the Champions League final 16,’ the reporter concludes.
‘Nunez scored the profitable purpose.’
United will face loads of competitors for the striker’s signature. Along with Arsenal, West Ham and Newcastle are additionally readying bids which might be anticipated to be near the £67 million asking value.
One membership that can be watching developments with curiosity is Spanish outfit Almeria, who stand to obtain 20% of any quantity over the £20 million Benfica paid them for the star.