Benfica confirm Liverpool to sign €75m Nunez

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Benfica have reached an settlement with Liverpool for ahead Darwin Nunez for an preliminary price of €75 million ($78.59m), the Portuguese membership introduced on Monday.

ESPN reported on Sunday that Liverpool had agreed to interrupt their switch document to land the 22-year-old striker in a deal that might be value as much as €100m, if €25m in add-ons are met.

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A Benfica assertion stated: “The settlement offers for the fee of a variable remuneration, so the worldwide quantity of the sale might attain the quantity of €100m.

“The aforementioned settlement relies on the signing of the participant’s sports activities employment contract with Liverpool FC.”

Liverpool have seen off competitors from Manchester United and Arsenal to signal Nunez, who strikes to Anfield on a five-year contract.

The switch might have an effect on the way forward for Sadio Mane, who has attracted curiosity from Bayern Munich, with Liverpool turning down two provides from the Bundesliga champions for the ahead.

Nunez has loved a prolific spell since becoming a member of Benfica in September 2020, ending final season because the main scorer in Portugal’s prime flight, ending with 34 objectives in 41 appearances in all competitions.

He started his profession at Uruguayan aspect Penarol earlier than transferring to Spanish second-division aspect Almeria in 2019, the place he scored 16 objectives in 32 video games. Almeria will obtain 20% of the revenue from Nunez’s switch. Nunez has additionally earned 11 worldwide caps for Uruguay, scoring two objectives.

The striker turns into the second arrival at Anfield this summer time after the membership signed Fabio Carvalho from Fulham. Mohamed Salah additionally confirmed he would keep at Liverpool for at the very least another season whereas James Milner signed a one-year contract extension.

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