Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Darwin Nunes.AFP
The Portuguese club said on Monday that Liverpool had signed Benfica to sign Uruguay striker Darwin Nunes for an initial ین 75 million (£ 64 million). The transfer could eventually reach 100 million euros, Benfica said in a statement, adding that in 2018 the club’s record £ 75 million was paid to Southampton for Dutch center-back Virgil van Dijk.
Nunez scored 26 goals in 28 leagues in Portugal last season.
The 22-year-old, who was left out of Uruguay’s squad for Saturday’s 5-0 friendly win over Panama, was expected to start medical on Monday, which could take two days to complete.
Despite the interest from Manchester United, the player has expressed a desire to play for Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, with personal conditions not expected to be an issue.
Nunez is set to sign a six-year deal with Premier League and Champions League runners-up Liverpool, who have been in talks with Benfica for several weeks.
He praised the club for spreading the net in both legs of Benfica’s Champions League quarter-final defeat against Liverpool in April.
Will probably be coming to Anfield as a direct replacement for Nunes. Sadio Mane. When Bayern Munich stepped up their pursuit of Senegal.
Liverpool have turned down two offers from the Bundesliga champions and are withholding a fee of more than £ 40 million for Mane, who has one year left on his contract.
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