Sporting midfielder Matthews Nunich joined Wolverhampton in a club-record €45m deal, the two clubs announced on Thursday.
Wolverhampton Wolves have announced that Nunes, 23, has signed a five-year contract with the team, which is managed by his compatriot Bruno Laghi.
On the other hand, Sporting indicated that the value of the deal was 45 million euros ($46 million), in addition to bonuses of 5 million euros for the achievement of sporting goals, plus 10%, in the event that Wolverhampton gave in the future to transfer their a new player to another club.
Officially confirmed. Matheus Nunez joins Wolves permanently for €50m [add-ons included] as the club’s record fee, contract until 2027. 🚨🟠🇵🇹 #WWFC
“I’m very happy. Lage really wanted me and I wanted to play in the Premier League. I think this is the right next step for me,” he says. pic.twitter.com/TTc5wDpDt3
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 17, 2022
Mateos Nunes was born in Brazil and moved to Portugal at the age of twelve, and in September last year he was called up to the Portuguese national team for the first time, having played 8 matches with him and scoring a goal.
Nunes said he spoke with the coaches of the Portuguese and Brazilian national teams before joining the 2016 European Cup champions.
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola called him “one of the best players in the world”.
His name has been associated with a move to Liverpool, but his super agent George Mendez’s close relationship with Wolverhampton has brought him closer to the latter.
Nunes was a significant contributor to Sporting CP winning the 2020-2021 Liga after a 19-year starvation and reaching the Champions League round of 16 last season.