English Premier League top side Liverpool have completed the signing of Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez from Portuguese top side Benfica on a six-year deal. it is said that an initial £64m deposit was made but the potential striker is valued at £85m.
Darwin Nunez Becomes Liverpool’s Most Expensive Player
Darwin Nunez is now the most expensive Liverpool player, he scored 34 goals in 41 appearances for Benfica last season. Speaking of his new deal he said: “I’m really happy and delighted to be here at Liverpool. It’s a massive club,” he said. “I want to win a lot of trophies at Liverpool.”
Darwin Nunez also said: “I’ve played against Liverpool and I’ve seen them in lots of games in the Champions League – and it’s my style of play. There are some great players here and I think it’s going to suit my style of play here.”
Liverpool’s current record transfer is the £75m paid to sign centre-back Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in 2018. Nunez’s fee should reach at least £75m if he plays regularly. The add-ons in the deal, which could amount to £21m in total if they are all met, ranging from how many goals he scores to whether the Reds win the Champions League.
Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp said Nunez is a “wonderful” footballer with “so much potential to get even better”. The German also said: “That’s why it’s so exciting. His age, his desire, his hunger to be even better than he currently is and his belief in our project and what we are looking to do as a club.”
Klopp is confident of the 22-year-old is the perfect fit for Liverpool at the moment with Sadio Mane set to join Bayern Munich. He said: “He can set a tempo, he brings energy, he can threaten space from central and wide areas. He is aggressive and dynamic with his movement.”
The player is loved for his fearlessness and powerful strength which will be loved by the fans. to add to it the striker is also very focused and humble which is why Klopp chose him.
Darwin Nunez will wear the number 27 shirt as he becomes the third Uruguayan to sign for the Anfield outfit, after Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates.
The arrival of the player could mean the end of the road for Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino as he has entered his final tenure in the club. also, Takumi Minamino may be leaving soon as he is attracting interest from several clubs.