‘World class’ star David Moyes has confirmed he wants has snubbed West Ham for Wolves as Bruno Lage seals record £38m Matheus Nunes deal.
West Ham boss 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 that 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.”
The talented 23-year-old has attracted serious attention from the Hammers and Wolves thanks to a string of impressive club performances.
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.
But there has been a huge blow to West Ham overnight.
‘World class’ star David Moyes confirmed he wants snubs West Ham for Wolves as Bruno Lage seals £38m Matheus Nunes deal
Because the ‘world class’ star Moyes confirmed he wants has snubbed West Ham for Wolves as Bruno Lage seals a £38m Nunes deal.
The reports state that Nunes rejected West Ham because he was holding out for a Champions League club but is being persuaded by compatriot Lage that Wolves can be a stepping stone.
It is yet another blow for Moyes who is seriously struggling to persuade some of the quality players he and Rob Newman are targeting to sign for West Ham.
The Nunes snub comes after West Ham pulled the plug on a move for exciting central midfielder Amadou Onana who looked excellent on his debut for Everton.
This one stings. West Ham have been beaten to a talent that has been described as ‘world class’ by a Premier League rival who cannot even offer European football.
But it is hardly surprising given Wolves’ record of signing Portuguese players thanks to their links to super agent Jorge Mendes.