Liverpool have concurred on a deal to sign Benfica forward Darwin Nunez in a transfer worth up to €100 million, sources have told. Benfica have agreed with Liverpool for the offer of forward Darwin Nunez for an initial fee of 75 million euros ($78.59 million), the Portuguese club reported on Monday.
ESPN covered Friday that the two clubs were in advanced talks over a deal, and sources affirmed that Liverpool are set to break their transfer record to sign the striker.
As per ESPN sources, Nunez will sign a five-year contract at Anfield, and he has passed on the Uruguay national team to make a trip to England to go through a medical.
Sources have let ESPN know that an agreement was arrived at on Saturday between the two clubs worth €75 million, or more €25 million in add-ons.
Liverpool have seen off contest from Manchester United and Arsenal to land the striker.
As per ESPN sources, Nunez is sharp for ordinary Champions League football, which put Liverpool ahead in the competition to sign him.
The approaching a deal could affect the eventual fate of Sadio Mane, who has drawn in interest from Bayern Munich, with Liverpool diverting down two proposals from the Bundesliga champions for the forward.
The understanding, which remembers 20 million euros for additional items, is reliant upon Nunez marking a business contract with Liverpool, the assertion added.
Nunez, who joined Benfica in September 2020, was the top scorer in Portugal’s first class last season and added a few heavenly exhibitions in the Champions League, finishing the year with 34 goals in 41 appearances.
The striker started his profession at Uruguayan side Penarol prior to moving to Spanish second-division side Almeria in 2019, where he scored 16 goals in 32 games. Almeria will get 20% of the benefit from Nunez’s transfer.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lauded Nunez after his group’s Champions League quarterfinal conflict against Benfica in April, saying that Nunez is “really good and has a big career ahead of him.”
Liverpool completed the 2021-22 season with the FA Cup and League Cup yet came next in the league and lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid.
Benfica bought Nunez from Almeria in the mid year of 2020 for 24 million euros and British media have said the Spanish club is set to get 20% of any benefit from his transfer.