Liverpool are the most likely to land Darwin Nunez if a claim from Uruguay is accurate – not Atletico Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United.
The 22-year-old is a terrific prospect and a player that is being tracked by the biggest clubs on the planet which comes as no surprise.
In all competitions, the Benfica starlet has 33 goals and 4 assists, underlining his incredible eye for goal.
In this Article
- Report claims Atletico Madrid ahead of Manchester United in race to sign Nunez
- Liverpool make opening offer for Nunez with personal terms already agreed
- Should Liverpool sign Nunez if they’re in the market for a new number nine?
Report claims Atletico Madrid ahead of Manchester United in race to sign Nunez
Mundo Deportivo reports that Diego Simeone’s side is leading the chase to sign Nunez ahead of the likes of Manchester United.
A report from Football Espana recently discussed Barcelona’s interest in Nunez but all sides involved could be set to lose out to Jurgen Klopp’s quadruple-chasing Liverpool.
Atletico are said to be choosing between Nunez and Inter Milan forward, Lautaro Martinez, who Liverpool are said to be in the race for.
Benfica are said to be demanding €70million for the young forward.
Liverpool make opening offer for Nunez with personal terms already agreed
According to two separate sources, Liverpool have reached a personal terms agreement with Nunez and have made their first offer to Benfica.
It’s unclear how much the Reds have offered but it’s likely a second bid will be required as his reported €70million valuation is a mark Michael Edwards and his successor, Julian Edwards, rarely reach in negotiations.
Should Liverpool sign Nunez if they’re in the market for a new number nine?
Nunez has attracted plenty of attention this season in Liga Nos but also the Champions League where he could have caused an upset in the second leg of the quarter-final against Liverpool.
25 goals in Portugal is very impressive but it’s not usually enough to get you a move to the European giants unless it’s backed up in the Champions League.
Much like Luis Diaz, Nunez is able to produce the goods no matter who he’s playing against and his 6 goals in Europe this season are evidence of this.
Like I said on Monday, however, I’m not sure if paying €70m to sign him is the best move unless Jurgen Klopp is going to make him a guaranteed starter which is difficult to imagine.
Sadio Mane is reborn as false nine while Diogo Jota is a fox in the box.