Fabrizio Romano has confirmed West Ham United’s transfer fate with his famous ‘here we go’ on Wolves move for Matheus Nunes.
West Ham boss David Moyes confirmed the club put in a bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Nunes when speaking in his latest press conference.
In a rare dropping of his guard when it comes to discussing transfer matters, Moyes admitted the Portuguese midfielder, described as a ‘world class’ talent, did not want to make the move to West Ham.
Nunes, 23, had also been linked with a move to West Ham’s Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers as well as Liverpool.
When asked about Nunes on Friday, Moyes said: “We made a bid for him but he chose not to come. We are trying to add players that can make us competitive and try and put us near the top of the league. We want good quality players, but sometimes good quality players have other options or other ideas.”
There was new hope for West Ham over the weekend when Portuguese outlet A Bola claimed the Hammers had sent scouts to watch Nunes during Sporting’s 3-0 win over Rio Ave on Saturday and remained hopeful of signing him.
The Portugal international scored an absolute rocket during the game and the West Ham scouts would certainly have been impressed.
That renewed hope did not last long for West Ham when it was reported Wolves had agreed a club record £38m deal for Nunes with Sporting.
The reports stated that Nunes rejected West Ham because he was holding out for a Champions League club.
But Bruno Lage was hoping to persuade his compatriot that Wolves can be a stepping stone.
Now Fabrizio Romano has confirmed West Ham United’s transfer fate with his famous ‘here we go’ on the Wolves move for Nunes.
The Italian transfer reporter hangs his reputation on those three words and only utters them when a deal is signed, sealed and delivered.
Now Romano says that is the case for Wolves, pending a medical.
“Matheus Nunes has accepted Wolves proposal, here we go!” Romano said, sealing West Ham’s transfer fate.
“Full agreement finally completed also on personal terms, €50m fee [add-ons included] (£42m) was already agreed 24h ago with Sporting.
“Medicals scheduled in England in order to get it signed. Huge signing for Wolves.”
It is another bitter blow for Moyes and West Ham who have missed out on a host of his and Rob Newman’s targets in the last two windows.
The Hammers desperately need a new central midfielder, central defender and a left-back as a bare minimum before the transfer window closes.