Liverpool’s deal for Darwin Nunez is ‘practically SEALED with the Reds paying Benfica £68m in a move that could rise to £85m in add-ons’… and the Uruguayan forward ‘has already said yes to Jurgen Klopp’s men’
- Liverpool are edging closer to securing Benfica’s Darwin Nunez, reports claim
- Nunez is one of Europe’s hottest prospects after netting 34 goals last season
- The Reds have reportedly agreed a £68million deal that could rise to £85m
Liverpool are close to the signing of Benfica forward Darwin Nunez, reports claim, with the deal ‘practically sealed’.
Nunez has emerged as the Reds’ main transfer target as the club look to the future with Sadio Mane seeking an exit, while Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will both become free agents next summer.
The 22-year-old striker is one of Europe’s hottest new talents after a scintellating season that saw him smash in 34 goals in 41 games for the Portuguese outfit, and the Merseyside outfit have become convinced he is the man to bring fresh impetus to their forward line.
Liverpool are closing in on a £85m move for Darwin Nunez, with the deal ‘practically sealed’
Nunez has ‘already said yes’ to Liverpool, reports claim, as he prepares to join their front line of stars including Luis Diaz (left)
Sportsmail revealed this week that Jurgen Klopp’s side had opened talks with Benfica to bring the player to Anfield amid interest from Manchester United and Atletico Madrid in a £85million move that would break their transfer record.
And now Portuguese outlet A Bola claims the switch is more or less a done deal, saying it is ‘practically sealed’ – with Liverpool paying £68m initially, with the fee potentially rising to £85m with add-ons.
Nunez has also agreed to the move, the report adds, with the player currently on international duty with Uruguay but having ‘already said yes’ to playing for Klopp.
And Benfica won’t need to secure a replacement for Nunez before selling him to Liverpool, it claims, and the club are not looking to sign a new striker at present.
More to follow.