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Man City want Benfica striker Darwin Nunez


Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Benfica forward Darwin Nunez.

After Man City waved goodbye to the club’s greatest ever goal-scorer in Sergio Aguero, you figured that they’d use the summer transfer window to recruit a new striker.

Pep Guardiola spent the bulk of his budget to recruit Jack Grealish from Aston Villa. This wide midfielder is only occasionally able to score goals.

Man City did no further business, with a new striker not being signed and Gabriel Jesus remaining the only natural centre-forward in the squad – one who Pep likes to field on the wing, too.

We’re just five games into the new Premier League season, but the cracks are already showing at Man City, who are in dire need of a natural striker to lead their line.

Man City target Darwin Nunez celebrates a goal for Benfica
Man City are reportedly keen on signing Benfica forward Darwin Nunez

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According to Todo Fichajes, one option under consideration by the Premier League champions is Benfica forward Darwin Nunez, a 22-year-old Uruguay international.

According to the report, Man City will be looking to sell Bernardo Silva. Nunez is expected to take Nunez’s place in the squad during the next two transfer windows.

Todo Fichajes claim that Nunez would be sold if City made an offer in the region of €50m [£43m], which is well within their capabilities if they were willing to pay that sort of figure.

As the January transfer window opens in just a few months time, we will likely discover the extent of City’s interest in the young striker in due course.

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