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Transfer News: Manchester United closely monitoring Tottenham Hotspur target Darwin Nunez

According to 90min (h/t The Express), Manchester United are closely monitoring the situation of Benfica star Darwin Nunez, who is a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur. He has attracted a lot of attention for his sensational performances this season so far.

Nunez is claimed to be keen about a move to the Premier League, which in and of itself would be a boost for the interested clubs in the English top flight. Tottenham and Man United are in that category, with the latter especially keen on securing his signature. They have “paid close attention” to the striker’s displays at least six times so far, indicating their degree of interest.

However, Spurs and the Red Devils will face competition from other PL sides like Arsenal, Aston Villa and Newcastle United ahead of the summer transfer window. The Uruguayan has a release clause of over £100million in his current contract, but he will be available for transfer fees in the region of £65million.

Transfer News: Manchester United closely monitoring Tottenham Hotspur target Darwin Nunez. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)
Tottenham, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Newcastle interested in Darwin Nunez. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

Man Utd’s interest an issue for Spurs?

The 22-year-old’s willingness to move to the English top division does favour our chances, but it is negated considering how all the interested parties fall in that same category. The Red Devils’ strong interest in the centre-forward would cause troubles in our pursuit.

We are desperate to strengthen our striker position in the summer transfer window. After all, Harry Kane is our only option in the current squad, which emphasises our current crisis. We cannot go an entire season with just Kane from next term onwards, so a summer signing must be made at all costs.

Nunez can be that man, but we would need to take care of all the competition to finalise a transfer. However, it would need to be seen what our plans are for the striker if we do end up signing him. Kane would obviously be the starter, which puts into perspective the problems that lie in our way.

Transfer News: Manchester United closely monitoring Tottenham Hotspur target Darwin Nunez. (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)
Darwin Nunez is eager to move to Premier League. (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Nunez is currently a starter at Benfica, so doubts can be raised about whether he would be willing to play as a backup. It is difficult to see why he would want a diminished role when he could have better opportunities elsewhere. Not to mention, paying that kind of money to sign him and then use him in a squad role may not be in our best interests.

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However, Kane’s future is still clouded by uncertainty which could be the reason why we are keeping tabs on the South American right now. But we would have it tough in convincing him to join us due to the obstacles mentioned above.

Then again, we could always use the prospect of playing under Antonio Conte to make a case for ourselves. But whether that would be enough or not remains to be seen in the months to come.

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