Report: Leeds have made contact over Liverpool target; he's 'one of the best players in the world'
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Report: Leeds have made contact over Liverpool target; he's 'one of the best players in the world'

Leeds United enquired about reported Liverpool target Matheus Nunes earlier this summer, according to Record.

Earlier this month, Correio de Manha reported that the Reds were ready to begin talks with Sporting Lisbon over a deal to bring Nunes to Anfield. 

Jesse Marsch’s Whites and Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are just two of several Premier League clubs being linked with the Portugal midfielder.

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As well as Leeds and Liverpool, the likes of Newcastle, Everton and Wolves have apparently been monitoring Nunes.

And on the continent, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona have reportedly been keeping tabs on him too.

Record – via Sport Witness – claims Leeds had set their sights on Nunes earlier this year.

The Elland Road outfit was reportedly monitoring him ‘at the same time’ as their Premier League survival fight.

After Leeds survived in the top flight, they ‘recently asked’ how much Sporting wanted for Nunes.

Apparently, the response given to Leeds was the same as to all other suitors – ‘at least’ €50m (£42.5m).

Price tag aside, Nunes has reportedly rejected Wolves because they can’t offer him European competition.

“Really entertaining to watch”

Nunes was ever-present for Sporting last season as he made 50 appearances in all competitions.

He also chipped in with four goals and five assists. His efforts helped his side win the Portuguese League Cup and Super Cup.

Last year, 90Min described Nunes as a “do-it-all”, “real box-to-box” midfielder who’s “incredibly versatile”.

“Comfortable dropping deep and using his 6’0 frame to bully opponents on the ground or in the air, Matheus loves to pick the ball up and drive at defenders, turning defence into attack in the blink of an eye,” read the scouting report.

“His dribbling skills make Matheus’ long runs really entertaining to watch, and his determination to make things happen on the pitch makes him a popular teammate.”

And Pep Guardiola described him as “one of the best players in the world today” after Manchester City’s 5-0 win over Sporting in last season’s Champions League last 16.

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