Sporting midfielder Matheus Nunes this week agreed to a new contract with the club, extending his deal until 2026.
Now as the Portuguese media covers the news today, it’s recalled that Premier League sides such as Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers tried to take him away from the Lions this summer.
Newspaper Record writes that the Toffees and Wolves both approached Sporting for his signing. The price demanded by the Lisbon side, however, is what stopped their efforts.
The player’s release clause continues to be €60m, and although the outlet doesn’t mention how much was asked, the rumours from the summer window claimed that a deal was possible for only €20m.
The contract renewal isn’t the only big news for Nunes since those summer stories. The midfielder was also called up to play for Brazil and Portugal, then choosing to play for the European country.
So in case Everton and Wolves remain interested in signing the midfielder in the future, there’s no doubt he’ll end up costing a little more now. He was a rotation player last season and has now gained bigger importance, playing for 90 minutes in all of their Champions League games so far.