Journalist Josh Holland believes that a move for Darwin Nunez this summer would be “outstanding” for Aston Villa.
The Uruguayan sharp-shooter is expected to leave Portugal in the summer and is valued at around £67m according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
Dubbed a “sensational talent” by FOX’s James Dodd, the Eagles signed the 22-year-old for £21.6m in September 2020 from Spanish club Almeria in what remains a record fee for a Portuguese club and the talisman who has scored 34 goals in 40 appearances this season including six times in the Champions League.
Touted as ‘another big name to watch’ in the summer window by Romano, Nunez is likely to be hot property with The Athletic reporting that Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG are all vying for his signature and Holland believes that it would be quite the achievement if Villa were win the race for the striker.
He told GIVEMESPORT:
“Bringing in players like Nunez would be outstanding. Can they do it? We don’t know, but it’d be a good talking topic if it happens.”
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TIF Thoughts on Nunez to Aston Villa…
Acquiring a strike the calibre of Nunez does seem unlikely for the Villans, especially with some of Europe’s heavyweights sniffing around.
Owners Wes Edens and Naseef Sawiris are planning to back Steven Gerrard to the hilt with a huge spending spree this summer but with The Telegraph claiming last week that Newcastle United withdrew their interest in the frontman due to him seeking Champions League football, it would leave the Villains at a disadvantage when it comes to negotiations.
Perhaps it would be in their best interest to focus their war chest on other targets but it does however highlight the ambitions of the club.
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