Transfer News: Darwin Nunez signed by Liverpool for a club record cost of £64.1m, potentially reaching £85.5m
From a street boy in Artigas, Uruguay to the epic level of European soccer, Darwin Nunez continued to dazzle the footballing world with magics and dramas on and off the fields.
Famous soccer experts were keen to see Nunez on the elite stage of Europe as they already predicted last season that he would be the next ‘Luis Suarez’ for Liverpool.
Despite being linked to other Premier League clubs like Manchester United, Darwin Nunez ultimately agreed personal terms with six time European Champion Liverpool and expected to complete the medical on coming hours.
As speculated, Nunez wanted a move away from Portuguese giant SL Benfica with a view to gain more playing time on European stages especially in the UEFA Champions League and this is the only point on which Liverpool beaten Manchester United over this exclusive transfer as the Reds already qualified for the tournament.
According to renowned sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, the deal between Nunez and Liverpool could be finalized on a five or six year duration while other reliable sources like BBC reported that Benfica will earn a staggering amount of 100 million euros on the process.
Darwin Núñez will fly to Spain in the coming hours, then Uruguayan striker will be ready to fly to England in order to complete move to Liverpool once contracts are signed with Benfica. 🔴🛩 #LFC
Final detail discussed: five or six year deal. Contract could be valid until 2028. pic.twitter.com/Ds6pgVbOlq
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 11, 2022
Liverpool were desperate to sign Nunez as the Uruguayan striker surpassed the 30 goal mark with Benfica on both Domestic and European level last season and almost single handedly saved ‘The Eagles’ from poor start in league campaign to secure the Europa league spot for next season.
Since leaving home club, Penarol, Darwin seemed to improve his abilities on finishing from both inside and outside of the penalty box with greater passion and dedication for the new club that quickly caught the eyes of famous coaches across Europe notably newly appointed United manger Erik Ten Hag.
Reds fans were hyped on Nunez deal since the end of 2021-22 season as Sadio Mane already decided to part ways with them from next season with a view to accept new challenges with other big clubs across Europe.
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