Manchester United ‘add £60m Brazilian to attacking transfer shortlist’

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Manchester United ‘add £60m Brazilian to attacking transfer shortlist’

Manchester United are reportedly considering a summer move for Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Matheus Cunha.

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Matheus Cunha.

The Red Devils are light in the final third after Anthony Martial confirmed that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

Martial will become a free agent when his contract expires at the end of the month, leaving Man United with Rasmus Hojlund and Marcus Rashford as the only two senior players capable of playing as a centre-forward

With Rashford tending to operate in a wider role, Hojlund is regarded as Man United’s first-choice striker following his arrival from Atalanta last summer.

The Denmark international enjoyed a productive debut campaign with the Red Devils, scoring 16 goals in 40 competitive appearances.

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Man United add Cunha to striker shorlist

However, the 20-time English champions are still keen to recruit a new striker to provide cover and competition for Hojlund.

According to The Mirror, the Red Devils have added Cunha to their list of potential targets after being impressed by the Brazilian’s performances.

The report claims that Man United have been keeping tabs on Cunha’s progress, sending scouts to watch him in action throughout the 2023-24 season.

Cunha proved to be one of Wolves’ standout players, scoring 14 goals and providing eight assists in 36 appearances in all competitions.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matheus Cunha celebrates scoring their first goal on July 29, 2023© Reuters

Can Man United prise Cunha away from Wolves?

The Midlands club will be reluctant to part ways with their talismanic forward, especially as he only became an official Wolves player last summer.

Cunha spent the second half of the season on loan from Atletico Madrid, before joining on a permanent basis ahead of the 2023-24 season.

With Cunha under contract until the summer of 2024, Gary O’Neil‘s side are under no immediate pressure to sell the Brazil international.

However, Man United are willing to double Cunha’s £60,000-a-week wages, which could tempt the 25-year-old forward to swap Molineux for Old Trafford

Even if they get Cunha’s approval, the Red Devils would still need to reach an agreement with Wolves, who are likely to demand around £60m for one of their prized assets.

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