According to reports in Portugal, Liverpool have bid €100million to sign Darwin Nunez.
The Uruguayan is highly rated by clubs around Europe after a season that saw him score 34 goals in all competitions for Benfica.
He scored in both legs of the Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool and could be on his way to Anfield, according to Portuguese newspaper Record.
The outlet requires readers to subscribe to read their content but they report that Liverpool are ready to make Darwin Nunez the most expensive signing in their history and have made a €100million (£85m) bid to sign him.
ℹ️❗️𝘽𝙍𝙀𝘼𝙆𝙄𝙉𝙂: #Liverpool are 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 to make Uruguayan striker Darwin Nuñez the most expensive signing in the club's history, and have offered €100M (£85M) to Benfica.
Nuñez has already told Benfica that he intends to play at Anfield.
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) June 8, 2022
Nunez has also informed Benfica that he ‘intends’ to play at Anfield next season.
Sadio Mane is set to join Bayern Munich this summer and once a fee has been agreed with Liverpool, a move to the Allianz Arena should be confirmed.
Jurgen Klopp needs to replace the influential forward and with Record claiming Liverpool have made an £85million bid, it would seem as though the Reds are making a huge move to replace Mane.
FSG have rarely broken the £50million mark when paying to sign players and the understanding is that unless a new signing is going to radically improve Liverpool, the American owners will not sanction a huge offer.
In fact, only Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keita and Alisson Becker have every cost Liverpool more than £50million.
Keita has not been a hugely successful purchase but the effect that Alisson and Virgil have had on the Reds cannot be measured.
Their presence and unmatched quality have helped take Jurgen Klopp’s side to the very pinnacle of European football.
Off the bat, Nunez doesn’t strike me as being worth €100m (£85m) but if Klopp and FSG agree that he’s worth it then the rest of us are clearly missing something.
They’re rarely ever wrong and even Liverpool’s worst signings in the Klopp era have been quite good.
While Nunez might not be worth the bid initially, Klopp can help him become an incredible player the same way he did with Mo Salah, Mane, Roberto Firmino and the way he is with Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota.
Add Fabio Carvalho into the mix and Liverpool could have a truly special attack brewing.
Signing players for huge fees adds extra pressure to joining a club like Liverpool but if the club can help alleviate much of that external demand to perform, he could become a superstar at Anfield.