The Portuguese diaspora of the Wolves is shrinking!

The Portuguese diaspora of the Wolves is shrinking!

Wolverhampton have lost a key central midfielder in the final days of the transfer window! Portuguese Mateus Nunes will become the new player of Manchester City, and the Wolves will receive 55 million euros for him.

English football is so rich that even one of the underdogs of the Premier League Wolverhampton a year ago allowed themselves to buy Portuguese defender Mateus Nunes for 45 million euros. Despite the fact that he is not even a stable player of the national team, the midfielder spent three productive years at Sporting, where he put a lot of effort into the Lions' first championship in the twenty-first century.

With the Wolves, Mateus quickly became a major player and made 34 appearances in the Premier League throughout the entire season, scoring one goal and providing one assist. It should be noted that the then coach of the Wolves, Julen Lopetegui, acted according to the 4-4-2 tactical formation, and Nunes was destined for the role of the right midfielder there. Whereas in the national team he took a position below the strikers.

Such versatile players will always come in handy for the famous tactics guru Josep Guardiola, who insisted on buying the 25-year-old midfielder to Manchester City. This transfer was carried out very quickly and without too much fuss. Wolverhampton managed to earn 10 million euros on the Portuguese, and in return received Tommy Doyle, who was not needed by the Cityzens, on loan.

At Manchester City, Mateus Nunes is called upon to create a squad depth that has sagged a bit since the sale of Gundogan and Mahrez and De Bruyne's injury. Kovacic, bought to replace the German, is not yet impressive, and the wing forward Jeremy Doku needs time to adapt. As you can see, Josep Guardiola is slowly carrying out a generational change and is building a team in the blue Manchester that will dominate on all fronts for a long time to come.

Such a team is best sculpted from intelligent, but not the most stellar performers, which is Mateus Nunes. With his purchase, Man City finally completed the squad, and did it without cosmic costs, like its neighbors in the league - Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.