Report: Benfica slap mammoth 9-digit price tag on Spurs-linked Darwin Nunez

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According to ESPN, Benfica have put a mammoth €130m (£109.4m) price tag on rumoured Tottenham target Darwin Nunez ahead of the summer transfer window.

Nunez is one of the hottest commodities in European football at the moment, having found the back of the net on 33 occasions in all competitions so far this season (Transfermarkt).

It was reported last month that agent Jorge Mendes had approached the Uruguayan international about potentially replacing Harry Kane at Spurs (The Athletic).

The Sun subsequently claimed the Benfica star would prefer to join the likes of Spurs and Arsenal over Manchester City, given his physical style of play and desire to get regular game time.

ESPN have now discussed Nunez’s future in an article related to Manchester United’s transfer targets. 

The report claims that Benfica have told interested clubs they will not sell the 22-year-old for anything less than €130m (£109.4m).

ESPN add that the Red Devils are ‘baulking’ at the price being quoted by the Portuguese club. 

Spurs Web Opinion

The only way Spurs are going pursue Nunez this summer is if Kane leaves, which now looks extremely unlikely, amidst City seemingly moving for Erling Haaland.

The North Londoners will either sign a relatively low-cost option who can serve as Kane’s backup or pursue a versatile attacker like Lautaro Martinez, who can play across the front three.

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