Darwin Nunez unlikely to leave Liverpool as he is not affordable

Darwin Nunez is reportedly likely to stay at Liverpool despite interest from several bigwigs including Barcelona.

According to Fabrizio Romano on Give Me Sport, Darwin Nunez is likely to stay put at Liverpool this summer despite interest from Spanish giants Barcelona.

The Uruguayan ace enjoyed a fine season at Liverpool, improving upon the numbers he put up in his debut season on Merseyside. However, despite the improvement, Nunez missed several chances and has at times cost his side dear.

He was touted to leave Anfield this summer, with super-agent Jorge Mendes backed to engineer an exit. However, Fabrizio Romano has now revealed that Liverpool’s asking price is unlikely to see the deal go through. The Reds spent £85 million for the 24-year-old two seasons ago and will seek to recoup what they can. However, given Barcelona’s poor financial situation, they are in no condition to splash the cash.

As things stand, no team in Europe can prise the forward away from Liverpool at the moment. Nunez still appears to have a future at Anfield despite his recent misses. There is a player in him and all it takes is for the right person to unlock his potential.

Arne Slot, the incoming Liverpool head coach is keen to work with Nunez and believes the player has immense potential. Slot knows a thing or two about reviving a forward’s career. He helped Santiago Gimenez develop into a goal machine at De Kuip and can now repeat the trick with Nunez.

The Uruguayan’s time at Anfield so far has been a mixed bag. Yet it would appear he still has a future in red. Barcelona need a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, and Darwin Nunez certainly would have added dynamism to Xavi Hernandez’s side. However, it would appear they now have to look elsewhere.

While Barcelona have heavy links with Nunez, a summer move to the Catalan club will unlikely see the light of day for him. So, Arne Slot should have the 24-year-old at his disposal heading into the 2024/25 season. It will be interesting to see if the South American striker can resurrect his fortunes.

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