Manchester City have moved to strengthen their squad with the signing of midfielder Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Nunes, 25, has signed a 5-year deal for a fee believed to be around £53m that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2028 after 41 appearance for Wolves.
The Portuguese international, who has 11 caps and featured in his country’s 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign, will wear the number 27 shirt for City.
His arrival on transfer deadline day will boost City’s squad which has seen the arrivals of Jeremy Doku, Josko Gvardiol, and Mateo Kovacic to offset the departures of Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte, and Cole Palmer – the latter left today for Chelsea for a fee of £45m.
Nunes said: “I’m so happy to be joining Manchester City, the Champions of Europe and a club I’ve admired for a long time.
“The opportunity to work under Pep Guardiola, one of the greatest managers ever, and alongside some of the best players in the world was something I simply couldn’t turn down.
“I learned so much during my season at Wolves and I’m excited to continue improving in the Premier League, a division which brings the best out of me.
“I’m really excited to get going, meet the fans and hopefully be a part of plenty more success at City.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “Matheus is a fine player.
“We are really happy he is here, and we know he will help us this season and beyond.
“He possesses real quality and will bring a fresh dynamic to this team.
“He is a player who can play passes that open defences, he can beat players and he is technically excellent.
“Everyone knows Pep improves players – we have seen it so often – and we cannot wait to see how Matheus develops under his management.”