Darwin Nunez has his sights set on one other membership regardless of heavy curiosity in his providers from Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. Atletico Madrid are additionally eager on the Benfica striker.
United, Arsenal and Chelsea may see their efforts to signal Nunez from Benfica scuppered earlier than they even attempt. Atletico Madrid are additionally within the ahead and are forward within the race.
All three Premier League golf equipment are determined to signal a striker in the summertime for quite a lot of causes. With a scarcity of top-class choices being obtainable, scouts have been out in motion throughout the lesser leagues.
And Nunez has been recognized by among the greatest golf equipment within the Premier League because the potential reply after a incredible season with Benfica. The Uruguay worldwide has scored 31 occasions in 36 matches – together with 5 within the Champions League.
The 22-year-old’s newest strike got here in opposition to Liverpool of their first leg encounter in Europe after some sensible management following Ibrahima Konate’s mistake. His majestic first contact allowed him to calmly slot previous Alisson and it’s his composure within the field that has impressed golf equipment.
Nonetheless, a transfer to the Premier League is likely to be off the playing cards as Atletico Madrid are totally within the race. Diego Simeone can also be chasing a striker whereas the membership have a wealthy historical past of turning younger prospects into superstars – reminiscent of Sergio Aguero, Fernando Torres and Falcao.
In response to Mundo Deportivo, Nunez has three good causes to show his nostril up at United, Arsenal and Chelsea for Atletico. The primary is due to his agent, Jorge Mendes.
The Portuguese consultant has an in depth relationship with Atletico the place he has despatched quite a lot of his gamers up to now. The membership itself is an element the place Uruguay legends have performed earlier than together with Luis Suarez – who stays on the membership – and Diego Forlan.
And at last, Atletico and Benfica have a particular bond as properly the place gamers have usually been moved to and from – and Nunez might be the newest. The Wanda Metropolitano outfit have additionally extensively scouted the striker since his days at Almeira in 2019 after he scored 16 occasions within the Segunda Division.