Matheus Nunes speaks out on Everton transfer interest, rejects Jorge Mendes request


Sporting CP star Matheus Nunes has lifted the veil on Everton’s transfer interest.

The Blues were linked with a decision by the midfielder over the summer, with speculation first surfacing when Carlo Ancelotti was in charge, but no decision came to fruition after Rafa Benitez was appointed.

Nunes, born in Rio de Janeiro, has lived in Portugal since the age of 12 and having obtained a Portuguese passport in August, he chose to represent them internationally rather than his country of birth and was subsequently crowned three time.

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Speaking of a possible Premier League move – Newcastle United have also been linked – the 23-year-old told Portuguese media Registration: “To be honest, the only thing that occurred to me was Everton’s interest but nothing happened because I was on vacation.

“And my agent knows I don’t want to have that kind of distraction while I’m relaxed and recovering.

“We were talking about Everton, but in the meantime I came back and nothing else happened.”

Nunes is portrayed by Jorge Mendes.

Asked if he thinks the so-called ‘super agent’ could help facilitate a move to one of Europe’s top leagues, Nunes added: “I don’t think this will open up more to me. doors because they also know that my desire is to stay at Sporting as long as possible.

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“I want to accomplish a lot more and win every game to keep learning and growing.

“My goal is to improve myself and I don’t think about anything else.

“That day of reflection on another league may or may not come.”


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