Liverpool complete Nunez signing for record fee

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Liverpool have introduced the signing of striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica in a deal value as much as €100 million that may break their switch document.

Benfica confirmed on Monday that an preliminary charge of €75m ($78.59m) had been agreed with Liverpool, with €25m in potential add-ons.

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“I am actually joyful and delighted to be right here at Liverpool. It is a large membership,” Nunez instructed Liverpoolfc.com.

“It is a pleasure to be right here in Liverpool and I am very joyful to be part of this nice membership.

“I’ve performed towards Liverpool and I’ve seen them in a lot of video games within the Champions League, and it is my type of play. There are some nice gamers right here and I feel it’ll go well with my type of play right here.

“As I say, I’ve watched rather a lot and it is a very huge membership and I hope I can provide all the pieces that I’ve received in an effort to assist the staff.”

Liverpool acted shortly to see off competitors from rivals Manchester United and Arsenal to signal Nunez, who joins on a six-year deal and is the second signing at Anfield this summer time after Fabio Carvalho joined from Fulham final month.

Incentives within the deal vary from goal-scoring landmarks as much as profitable the Champions League, although at the least half of the potential add-ons are simply attainable ought to Nunez function often in a Liverpool shirt. Nunez’s contract will see him paid within the area of £140k ($168k) per week, in step with different current attacking signings Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota.

The switch is topic to worldwide clearance and work allow approval.

Nunez started his profession at Uruguayan aspect Penarol. He moved to Europe in 2019 for a spell at Spanish second-division aspect Almeria earlier than he signing for Benfica in September 2020.

The 22-year-old attracted consideration from Premier League golf equipment final season as he netted 34 objectives in 41 appearances in all competitions and completed as the highest scorer in Portugal’s prime flight.

Nunez turns into the newest highly-touted younger striker to reach within the Premier League after Manchester Metropolis introduced the signing of Erling Haaland on Monday.

The Uruguay worldwide’s arrival at Liverpool may influence the way forward for Sadio Mane, who has been topic to 2 affords from Bayern Munich, sources have instructed ESPN, though Liverpool rejected each.

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