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Man United among frontrunners in race to secure £68m centre-forward’s services as bidding war is underway

Manchester United leading Darwin Nunez transfer pursuit amidst PSG interest.
Manchester United leading Darwin Nunez transfer pursuit amidst PSG interest. (Photo by CARLOS COSTA/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United leading Darwin Nunez transfer pursuit amidst PSG interest

According to Sebas Giovanelli of ESPN on Twitter (h/t The Sun), Manchester United are leading the pursuit to sign Darwin Nunez on a potential transfer amidst interest from PSG. He is one of the most sought after centre-forwards in world football right now ahead of the next season.

Man United have been linked with a move for Nunez over the past few months. Now, it appears that they could be gaining ground due to being in the pole position for his signature. That being said, Newcastle United are also in the same boat, with both Premier League sides currently engaged in a bidding war with each other.

Paris Saint-Germain are also in the mix, but it looks like they are falling behind in this pursuit as of now. Arsenal and Liverpool are also touted as potential destinations for the Uruguayan international, with Benfica hoping to secure the maximum windfall from this transfer tussle.

Manchester United leading Darwin Nunez transfer pursuit amidst PSG interest. (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle engaged in a bidding war with Darwin Nunez. (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)

Nunez, a Cavani replacement?

Ever since Nunez has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, the fans generally have considered him a replacement for the outgoing Edinson Cavani. Both of them being compatriots is one such reason, while their attacking potency makes them even more comparable.

That being said, while we are one of the favourites to sign Nunez, Newcastle are on similar ground, and they could still pose some issues for us. Then again, the 22-year-old is thought to have a desire to play in the Champions League, which is more achievable if he decides to join us instead of moving to St. James’ Park.

At the same time, it would also be wise to keep an eye out for the French heavyweights and the Reds, as both of them can offer CL football at this moment. However, the Red Devils are in the lead, for now, so they must make use of that edge to extend the gap even further.

The Portuguese outfit value the Primeira Liga superstar at around £68million in transfer fees. That is quite reasonable for someone like Nunez, who has built on the promise he had shown in the 2020-21 campaign. Now that we are engaged in a bidding war with the Toons, it remains to be seen how this situation will pan out in the coming months.

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The Magpies are boosted by their new owners, which has made them a financial powerhouse indeed. However, we are no pushovers either, and with Erik ten Hag in the mould, we could perhaps be looking at a better future with more focus being given to sporting success from here on out.

Nunez could be the one to lead the frontline in the future and could play a major role in helping us reach our old glory days. The supporters remain optimistic about that proposition, although whether that will play a part in this pursuit or not would only be known in due time.

Written by Rijo Sam Daniel

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