Darwin Nunez is headed to the Premier League but unfortunately, instead of moving to Manchester United, he has opted to sign for Liverpool.
According to today’s version of Record (news image provided below), Liverpool have secured an agreement with Benfica to hire the services of the Uruguayan international in the summer transfer window.
The famous Portuguese media outlet have mentioned that the Reds urgently sent Julian Ward to Lisbon where he met with Rui Costa, Rui Pedro Braz and super-agent, Jorge Mendes.
This urgency to send the sporting director to seal the deal with the Eagles had to do with the consistent pressure from Manchester United.
In fact, it is stated that Rui Costa was prepared to prolong the auction in order to further raise the valuation of the player.
However, in the end, Liverpool quickly agreed a fee worth 100 million euros, which is now the biggest deal of the year, overtaking Real Madrid’s 80 million euros signing of French international, Aurelien Thcouameni.
As far as the personal terms are concerned, Record claim that Liverpool have agreed a five-year deal worth £25.6m with Nunez. The South American will be taking home 6 million euros a year i.e. around £98,500 a week.
So, our arch-rivals are getting a top-quality youngster on relatively low wages and we have veteran Ronaldo, who will turn 38 next year, as our highest earner. At Old Trafford, even Dean Henderson, who did not play a single game in the Premier League last season, earns £100,000 a week (The Mirror).
With Haaland gone to Man City and Nunez close to Liverpool, who should Man Utd sign to strengthen the striking options?