Matheus Nunes has now been spotted in Manchester City training for the first time since his move from Wolves.

The Portugal international moved to the Etihad Stadium on transfer deadline day in a £53m deal.

So, what is the latest on Matheus Nunes at Manchester City? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Well, the 25-year-old did not have much time to gel with his teammates following his move from Wolves, which meant he was only placed on the bench for the recent 5-1 win over Wolves.

Of course, the international break then began, meaning Nunes has been forced to wait for his Manchester City debut.

Nevertheless, the Manchester City No.27 was left out of the Portugal squad by Roberto Martinez, so he has at least been able to acclimatise to his surroundings at the Etihad Stadium.

Now, the first images of Nunes in training have emerged on the club’s official Twitter account, ahead of what is likely to be his debut for Manchester City against West Ham on Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, while there are also doubts about the fitness of Mateo Kovacic.

Therefore, Nunes has a good chance of making his first appearance for Manchester City at the London Stadium this weekend.

Where Matheus Nunes could play for Manchester City

In our view – if Pep Guardiola does decide to use Nunes for the first time this weekend – he is likely to play alongside Rodri in a double pivot ahead of the backline.

The Rio de Janeiro-born maestro is also capable of playing further forward in an attacking midfield role.

However – due to the absence of De Bruyne and the potential absence of Kovacic – we feel it is more likely that Nunes will be used deeper, where his ball carrying skills will be required against a West Ham side in fine form.

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After all, as talented as the Portugal international is, we doubt he would come in and dislodge one of Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez or Jeremy Doku from the attacking midfield spots behind Erling Haaland.

Hopefully, Manchester City fans can catch a glimpse of Nunes in action this weekend.

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