Five players who signed in summer transfer window already being eyed for next move

by | 27 September, 2022 | EPL News



Southampton signed a couple of gems who are already being lined up for moves by the big boys. And Kalidou Koulibaly’s replacement might need replacing before long…

Matheus Nunes
Wolves’ club-record capture of Nunes was seen as a coup when it was announced back in the summer. The midfielder enjoyed a splendid season with Sporting last term, showcasing many of the No.8 traits that Liverpool and Arsenal were looking for but never found.

Bruno Lage had to fork out £38million but Wolves took the view that Nunes is an investment. Which has turned out to be a savvy move. Because it seems the Big Six clubs who pondered moving for the 23-year-old in the summer opted to wait and see how he fares at Molineux and move for a bigger fee, rather than risk almost £40million on a player untested outside the Portuguese league.

Of course, Jorge Mendes played a role in bringing another highly rated star to Little Portugal in the Black Country. Nunes initially turned down the chance to go to West Ham but the opportunity to link with so many of his countrymen was rather more tempting. Already, exacerbated by the obvious need for midfield reinforcements, Liverpool are being linked with a move for a player Pep Guardiola described earlier this year as “one of the best players in the world today”.