web analytics

Nunez has made future decision – report

Darwin Nunez has decided that he wants to join an elite club when he leaves Benfica, according to a new report.

Portuguese newspaper Record has the latest on his future and they claim that he was not sold on the prospect of moving to the London Stadium in January when West Ham made a bid for him.

The Irons were said to be willing to pay up to €45m, or £37.9m, in total to bring Nunez into the club.

Benfica wanted closer to £50m, so the deal was not done between the clubs and Record now reports that Nunez wasn’t keen on the move because he wants to move to a top-tier European club.

They claim that he sees himself at a club such as Manchester City or Atletico Madrid and his asking price has risen as a result.

Start supporting Claret and Hugh today Claret & Hugh’s team of creators work with passion and pride to bring you the quality of content that keeps you coming back for more. Support for our creators, however big or small, will help us keep your Hammers content fresh, frequent and loyal to the club. £5 per month £10 per month £20 per month £50 per year

Benfica, who have qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals, are now demanding £67.5m to let their prized asset go; he has scored 26 goals in 33 games this season in all competitions.

That may well scotch any plans West Ham had to reignite their pursuit in the summer.

Click Here for Comments >

About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.