Darwin Nunez ‘intrigued’ by Ten Hag project as Man Utd and Newcastle set for bidding war

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Liverpool target Darwin Nunez looks at the crowd Credit: PA Images
Liverpool target Darwin Nunez looks at the crowd Credit: PA Images

Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is reportedly ‘intrigued’ by Erik ten Hag’s project at Manchester United.

Nunez has been the subject of much transfer speculation this summer after an outstanding season for Benfica which saw him score 34 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions.

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Manchester City were interested before they signed Erling Haaland, Liverpool are said to be keeping tabs, and inews claim both United and Newcastle are ‘bidding’ for the 22-year-old.

The report claims Nunez is understood to be ‘intrigued’ by Ten Hag’s project at United, with an overhaul of players likely at Old Trafford this summer.

Nunez’s valuation ranges between £60m and £100m depending on the report, but one recruitment chief told inews that Premier League clubs are wary of doing an Arsenal – overpaying for a much-hyped player, as they did with Nicolas Pepe.

The recuitment chief said: “His profile is perfect for the Premier League and he has Champions League experience but there are a few aspects of his game that need honing – and the biggest question mark is whether he’ll be able to cope with the intensity of a Premier League season.

“The sort of money being asked for him is huge and no club wants to do what Arsenal did with Nicolas Pepe, grossly over paying for someone because of the hype around the number of clubs interested in him.”

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has urged his former club to go after the dynamic striker, as he described him as a “Klopp-type player”.

“I watched him three times in the space of six weeks. One thing I really liked about him was that he is dynamic,” Murphy told talkSPORT.

“He’s a very Klopp-type player with high energy, both with and without the ball. He doesn’t mind a press and saw him running back a few times.

“When he hasn’t got the ball, he doesn’t mind running in behind. He’s more of a number nine, he’s not going to play out wide.”

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