BREAKING! Liverpool CONFIRMS Signing Of Darwin Nunez From Benfica (Details)
Liverpool has officially confirmed the signing of Darwin Nunez from Benfica, MySportDab reports.
Darwin Nunez was signed from the Portuguese club with a club-record transfer worth €100m.
The Uruguayan international signed a 6-year contract with the Reds.
The Anfield had reportedly paid €75m to Benfica, and the potential add-ons as agreed with Benfica amount to €25m.
Darwin Nunez deal is a club-record signing for the Reds, which has surpassed the amount paid by the Reds to Southampton for Virgil van Dijk.
The 22-year-old flew into England to put finishing touches to the deal on Tuesday.
Other top European clubs linked to Darwin Nunez included Atletico Madrid and Manchester United.
Manchester United’s new manager Erik Ten Hag had reportedly had an interest in signing Darwin Nunez.
The former Ajax boss had refused to pay the price tag set by Benfica for the Uruguayan international.
He contended that such signings would have offset United’s transfer plans for the summer.
Nunez joined Benfica from Almeria in 2020 for €24m and has made 84 appearances for the Portuguese side scoring 47 goals.
The Uruguayan struck twice when the Reds faced Liverpool in the Champions League.
The match ended in a 3-3 draw, with Jurgen Klopp confessing to the superb skills of Nunez after the game.
The signing of Nunez is also linked to the impending exit of Mane from Anfield.
Mane has stated his intentions to exit the Anfield club, although he still has a year remaining in his contract.
Bayern Munich is interested in the Senegal international.
They have submitted two bids which have been rejected by Liverpool.
The Bavarians are preparing for a third improved bid as they intensify their attempt to sign the 30-year-old.