Darwin Nunez on Tuesday vowed to make history in Liverpool after receiving a fee from Benfica that could raise the club’s record to 100 million euros (مل 85 million, 5 105 million). According to figures released by Benfica, the Champions League finalists have sprinkled an initial مل 75 million on the 22-year-old, which includes an additional مل 25 million in performance. That could take Nunez’s move beyond Liverpool’s مل 75million paid for Virgil Van Dijk in January 2018, making him the fifth most expensive transfer in Premier League history.
Uruguay have scored 34 goals in 41 appearances last season, including twice against Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals.
“I’m very happy to be here in Liverpool. It’s a great club,” Nunes told the Liverpool website.
“When I got to the training ground, I was really surprised to see the setup and the structure and all the trophies.
“Then you can imagine yourself winning more trophies and then later when you come here again and see the trophies on display, you can say, ‘Look, I was a part of it, I was at that time. He was there, winning trophies.
“That’s one of the reasons I came to Liverpool – to win trophies and titles.”
With his arrival, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool attack options are under review.
Luis Diaz made a huge impact in the second half of last season following a January move by Porto, while Diego Jotta has scored 34 goals in the last two seasons.
Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Fermino, who have won major titles under the club and are back in the club, are all out of contract in 2023.
Mane has indicated his intention to leave the Reds during the summer transfer window.
Liverpool have reportedly rejected two bids from Bayern Munich as they are out for a fee of more than 40 40million for the Senegalese forward.
Egypt’s star Salah has indicated he intends to stay next season without committing to a future deal, as talks on expansion have stalled.
Firmino wants to stay ahead of his current contract, but the Brazilian fell from a packing order at Anfield last season due to a lack of form and fitness.
Liverpool lost an unprecedented quadruple trophy last season.
The club’s men won the League Cup and the FA Cup, but lost by one point to Manchester City in the Premier League title and lost 1-0 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
City have already signaled their intention to maintain their dominance in the Premier League under Pep Guardiola, with the signing of Norwegian striker Erling Holland from Borussia Dortmund after beating top European clubs.
Liverpool will be hoping to counteract the influence of Nunez Haaland as their goal is to take the title from City next season.
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