Kyle Walker has revealed that he was impressed by Matheus Nunes before he made his move to Manchester City.
After signing a contract extension at the Manchester club, Walker spoke to the club’s media to discuss a range of topics including the players City signed during the recent summer transfer window.
On the subject of Nunes, the Englishman shared some details regarding what he noticed about the midfielder in the weeks prior to his arrival at the Etihad Stadium.
Walker says Nunes grabbed his attention
Speaking in a recent video on the club’s official YouTube channel, Walker had this to say about Nunes.
He said: “I’ve seen him at Old Trafford when Man United played Wolves and I said to Bernardo [Silva] and Ruben [Dias], ‘flipping hell, this guy’s alright.’ Lo and behold, two weeks later he’s in the building.”
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City signed the Portuguese international towards the end of the summer window in a deal worth £53m, after seeing him make two appearances for his previous club Wolves at the start of the current Premier League campaign.
His first appearance of the season came, as Walker mentioned, against United where Wolves lost 1-0 at Old Trafford.
In that game, Nunes showed how effective he can be on and off the ball, for example, with 81 touches of the ball in total across the 90 minutes, the midfielder made two key passes and drew five fouls.
In addition to that, the former Wolves star won 16 of the 26 duels he was involved in on the night, as well as making five interceptions and three tackles.
With all of that in mind, it’s easy to see why Walker was impressed with what he saw from his current teammate at the start of the season.