Last night, we covered a story via CdM claiming that Benfica have told Manchester United and other suitors that they will only sell Darwin Nunez for 100 million euros.
The latest update coming from Portugal would be saddening for the Old Trafford faithful.
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As per a report published by Record, Klopp is ready to secure the signing of the South American center forward for a fee worth 100 million euros (£85million).
Liverpool have met Benfica’s asking price by offering £85million and the Portuguese outlet claim that the young forward could be very close to becoming their record signing.
Man Utd may have the financial power to outbid Liverpool but it is stated that Nunez has told the Eagles that he wants to move to Anfield.
At the end of the day, the lure of Champions League football has proved decisive as the 22-year-old does not want to play in the Europa League next season.
He would surely not want to feature on Thursday nights when he absolutely excelled in Europe’s premier competition last season.
In the group stages, the former La Liga center forward netted a brace to help Benfica earn all three points against Barcelona and scored in the defeat against Bayern Munich.
In the Round of 16, Nunez scored the decisive goal to knock Ten Hag’s Ajax out of the competition and in the quarter finals, he found the net, both home and away, against Liverpool. Now, he might end up joining Jurgen Klopp.
City have already secured Haaland and if Liverpool get Nunez, it would be another huge blow for Man United, who desperately need a top quality and young striker to replace Ronaldo.
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