The 22-year-old is said to be highly-rated in Spain and after the successful acquisition of Aymeric Laporte from the Basque club in January 2018, the Premier League champions could be set to raid them once again.
It’s reported that Nunez ‘refuses to renew’ his contract with Gaizka Garitano’s side in an attempt to force a move away from the La Liga outfit but what have the City fans made of the reports linking him with their club?
Would you like to see Unai Nunez join Man City?
alongside @Laporte the CB partnership would be amazing
— eddy_ (@Niccklaus) January 14, 2020
Yea….sell Stones n sign him.
Unai Nunez n Ruben Dias/Skriniar would solve our defensive issues.
— Don_Dramzy (@DDramzy) January 14, 2020
Ota loan out to make this happen. We need new blood at CB. Stones will come around and Garcia is still a season or two from being legit 1-2 choice CB. We need 3-4 solid CBs. Make this happen.
— zenmodo (@zenmodo) January 15, 2020
Let’s get him now!
— Zanothando ??? (@aviwe_m16) January 15, 2020
— ?F.O.B ? (@francisobengboa) January 15, 2020
— Dnial (@Nyel_25) January 14, 2020
What do we think?
Nunez is a product of Athletic Bilbao’s impressive youth-setup and is gradually being integrated into the first-team. Starting mostly as a substitute, the young defender has made seven appearances in La Liga this season.
The player is currently valued at £13.5m (via Transfermarkt.co.uk) but its likely City would need to pay significantly more if they wish to sign the Spaniard. City are likely to go on a spending spree this summer in an attempt to rebuild therefore a move in the close season seems more likely.