Romano says United target Darwin Nunez will leave ‘100 percent’

Manchester United transfer target Darwin Nunez will leave Benfica for ‘100 per cent’ this summer, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Romano told his Here We Go podcast that Nunez has decided to leave the Portuguese club.

Nunez scored 34 goals for Benfica in all competitions, including the strike that knocked Erik ten Hag’s Ajax out of the Champions League.

A Bola has reported United have scouted Nunez and The Athletic claim the Red Devils are among the frontrunners to sign him.

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Darwin Nunez to leave ‘100 percent’

Romano explained: “He had an incredible season. He made up his mind. He will leave Benfica this summer for one hundred percent.

“I see a lot of rumors about him, but I have been told that he is really tempted by the Premier League, he would love a move to the Premier League.

“This summer, let’s see what happens, many clubs are interested, but Manchester United have discussed his name internally many times, so I would keep the name Darwin Nunez for Manchester United, he is definitely a player on the list .”

Romano’s comments contradict a claim by French outlet RMC Sport that Nunez has rejected a move to the Premier League.

Manchester United are still clamoring to secure Nunez’s signature, if this is the route Erik ten Hag decides to take.

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The Athletic last week claimed Nunez could cost as little as £51million, which would be a very good fee to get him if possible, but his release clause is twice as expensive.

If Nunez insists on a move and limits the choice of clubs, he will hold the cards instead of Benfica.

Manchester United need a striker, with Edinson Cavani leaving and Nunez his long-term replacement for Uruguay.

Another option is Lille forward Jonathan David, with CBS Sports reporting that he is a player of interest to Ten Hag. He was also on our list of five Nunez alternatives last week.

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