Darwin Nunez is set to sign a five-year contract with Liverpool worth €6 million net per year, although the clubs are yet to agree on a fee.
According to Pedro Sepulveda, Darwin Nunez has agreed on a five-year deal with Liverpool, which is set to fetch him €6 million net per season. However, the Merseysiders are yet to agree on a fee with Benfica despite tabling a bid that is in line with the Portuguese club’s demands.
The striker market was always expected to look extremely complicated in this window, and Liverpool’s potential signing of Darwin Nunez is proof of that. The Uruguayan frontman is set to sign a five-year deal with the Reds in the next few days as Jurgen Klopp inches closer to his top striker target.
Links with Nunez emerged recently, and Liverpool have acted promptly on their interest. The Benfica man had attracted the attention of many clubs across the continent, and it seems he will sign for the Champions League finalists after all.
Liverpool face a tricky summer with some of their forwards at the risk of departing the club. Sadio Mane is heavily linked with a switch to Bayern Munich, while Mohamed Salah’s contractual situation remains unsolved. However, even before the Senegal star quit, the Reds were quick to secure a viable replacement.
Benfica have received Liverpool bid for Darwin Núñez, formal proposal after verbal talks – €80m plus bonuses. ?? #LFC
Discussions ongoing on €15/20m add-ons, LFC want installments. Potential five year deal.
Man United in contact with agent & denying any meeting with ten Hag. pic.twitter.com/Y0zqFzIwiM
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 10, 2022
Their recent signings of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz prove that Klopp is serious about revamping his front line, and Nunez coming in completes the reform. This could allow Liverpool to make strong decisions on at least two of their other three forwards, including Roberto Firmino.
Nunez is set to sign a five-year deal with Liverpool, which will fetch him a net salary of €6 million per season. In getting the forward, Klopp’s side have beat plenty of competition, including Manchester United, who were reportedly chasing the striker.
Earlier reports suggested Liverpool had made a €100 million offer to Benfica, which is what the Portuguese side were looking for. However, the breakdown of the proposal remained unclear, and now reliable sources confirm the bid could be €80 million plus bonuses.
Fabrizio Romano confirmed the above, although both clubs are yet to agree on the fee. However, Liverpool remain confident about sealing the transfer, which could also be a fitting response to Manchester City signing Erling Haaland.
Nunez could make his move imminently, and then Liverpool could focus their efforts on other players and matters such as sanctioning sales. Will the Uruguayan hit the ground running at Anfield remains a question, although, considering his qualities, the Benfica man is primed for a big future ahead.