Hertha director Bobic unsure of Cunha’s future amid Leeds-Liverpool ties
Olympiastadion chief says he’s in the dark about Brazil striker’s state of mind as summer transfer window approaches
Hertha Berlin’s new sporting director Fredi Bobic has admitted he is unsure of Matheus Cunha’s future amid rumors linking him to Leeds United and Liverpool.
Cunha has just completed his first full season at the Olympiastadion, having initially been pulled from RB Leipzig on a five-year contract in January 2020.
The 22-year-old played a key role as Hertha managed to beat the Bundesliga decline, attracting the attention of a top Premier League duo.
What was said?
Bobic cannot guarantee that Cunha’s head will not be turned if Leeds or Liverpool make an official offer in the summer transfer window, as he said at a press conference on Tuesday: “I’m glad that he is with us and he has no [release] clause.
“If he plays the future with us, we’ll have to see. I can’t say at this point if he’s happy to want to stay here.”
Cunha’s record to Hertha
Cunha has 39 appearances to his credit for Hertha to date, including 28 in all competitions in their 2020-2021 campaign.
The Brazilian has contributed 13 goals to his cause, including 12 in the Bundesliga, and has also created 10 for his teammates.
The big picture
It has been reported that Hertha would gladly sanction Cunha’s departure if they received an offer of 40million euros (£ 35million / $ 49million) or more, with Monaco and Naples also claiming to keep a close eye on her. situation.
The former Leipzig youngster admitted he would like the opportunity to test himself in the English top flight in 2019, saying Yellow and green Soccer : “The Premier League is now one of the biggest leagues in world football. Without a doubt, I want to play there one day.”
Cunha would be fortunate enough to team up with compatriots from Leeds and Liverpool, with mercurial winger Raphinha currently on the books at Elland Road and Brazil’s senior international duo Roberto Firmino and Fabinho as key members of the team. Jurgen Klopp at Anfield. Of the two clubs, Leeds is the one that has been much more closely linked with Cunha.