September 30, 2022

Manchester United are closing in on signing Atletico Madrid striker Matheus Cunha for 50million euros (£42million), talkSPORT understands.

Cunha, a Brazil worldwide, signed for the Spanish membership in 2021 and has scored seven objectives in 37 appearances.

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Cunha has been at Atletico Madrid since 2021

United had been linked with a transfer for Alvaro Morata however have now turned to his Atletico teammate Cunha, 23.

It’s understood there is no such thing as a swap deal concerned with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Nevertheless, Atletico have an interest within the Portuguese icon, who stays keen to depart United to play within the Champions League.

Along with this, United supervisor Erik ten Hag is now understood to be keen to think about promoting Ronaldo earlier than the switch window closes.

The Pink Devils are in determined want of reinforcements having endured a nightmare begin to the Premier League season.

Cunha is highly regarded and now looks bound for Old Trafford

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Cunha is extremely regarded and now appears sure for Outdated Trafford

They’ve misplaced their first two video games below Ten Hag, at residence to Brighton and away to Brentford, the place they shipped 4 objectives within the first half within the humiliating 4-0 defeat.

Cunha joined Atletico solely final summer season for an preliminary price of round £22million.

He beforehand spent three seasons within the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig, earlier than transferring to Hertha Berlin, the place he performed 40 instances and scored 13 objectives.

He’s additionally a Brazil worldwide, with seven caps to his title.

Cunha appeared as a late substitute for Atletico in Monday’s LaLiga conflict with Getafe, by which Morata scored twice in a 3-0 win for Diego Simeone’s aspect.

That might be his final look for Atletico as United transfer to shut out a deal having superior negotiations on Monday night.

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