Pep Guardiola: ‘Matheus Nunes is one of the best players in the world’

The Telegraph reports that after Matheus Nunes joined Wolves in the summer, Liverpool is once again interested in acquiring him.

Before moving to Molineux from Sporting a few months ago, Matheus Nunes, a Portuguese midfielder, was heavily associated with the Reds. 

However, almost immediately after joining Wolves, there was talk of Liverpool making another bid for the 24-year-old.

These rumours now appear to be true, as the Telegraph is now reporting that the Merseyside club has resumed looking into a transfer for Nunes.

With his team presently in the relegation zone, the Brazilian-born Wolves star hasn’t adapted to the Premier League well thus far, but the talent is unquestionably there.

Given that Pep Guardiola, one of the greatest managers of all time, considers Nunes to be among the top players in the world, he clearly has the potential to become a star.

After City defeated Sporting 5-0, the Spaniard praised Nunes in the highest possible terms.

“Matheus Nunes is one of the best players in the world today. Despite the difficulties and some mistakes, I have to be very satisfied because we took a big step towards the next round. Nunes is one of the best at the moment,” Guardiola said.

Despite admitting he needs to improve significantly to earn back Wolves’ trust and the amount they paid for him, Nunes did show promise in the most recent loss to Manchester United. 

“I put more pressure on myself because I want to be the best, but I don’t think I did enough. I have the hunger now to get to where I want to be,” he said last week.

“I want to be better than I was in the last six months, and I think these first six months of 2023 are going to be better individually for me. I have that in my mind and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to show that.”

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