By News Desk
The 2021-2022 UEFA Champions league runner ups, Liverpool, have reached a verbal agreement with Portuguese Primeira Liga club, Benfica on a deal that will see Liverpool take the Nunez to Anfield. €80m plus €20m on add-ons was agreed after both parties met in Portugal.
The two clubs are now set to complete paperworks to seal the deal for the forward according to Fabrizio.
Darwin Nunez, who also plays for Uruguay at International level, impressed Liverpool’s coaching staff during a Champions league quarter final encounter between the two clubs. The forward netted in both legs of the tie but was not enough to take his team into the semis. His work-rate and ability to track back particularly fascinated Klopp.
Agreement between Liverpool and Nunez’s camp has since been reached on a five-year contract. His signature is only subject to Liverpool completing paperworks with Benfica.
Liverpool’s rivals, Manchester United, were also in the race for the forward but it is now apparent that the Merseyside club has reached a point of no-return with the Portuguese giants.
As uncertainties loom over Mane and Salah’s futures at Anfield, Liverpool consider it essential to quickly seal the deal for the Uruguayan. And with the player only 22, they believe he will a signing for now and the future.