Manchester City have secured a verbal agreement with Wolverhampton Wanderers for the acquisition of midfielder Matheus Nunes.
The deal entails an initial payment of £47.3 million (€55 million) by Man City for the 25-year-old, with additional payments yet to be settled.
Nunes, whose current contract extends until 2027 with the possibility of a further year, resorted to not attending Wolves’ training sessions in an attempt to facilitate a transfer to the triple-winning Man City squad. This move comes in the wake of the rejection of Man City’s initial bid last week.
Wolves had brought in the Portuguese international from Sporting Lisbon for a club-record fee of £42 million last summer.
In a separate but related agreement, Manchester City’s young talent Tommy Doyle will embark on an initial loan spell with Wolves. The loan agreement includes an option for Wolves to purchase him for £4.3 million (€5 million), coupled with a substantial sell-on clause.
This dual arrangement has played a role in smoothing the negotiations between the two clubs.
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