Liverpool are closing in on a move to sign striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica.
Multiple reports claim the deal is nearing completion, with the The Athletic’s David Ornstein tweeting on Thursday that personal terms between Liverpool and Nunez have been agreed.
The deal is expected to be worth around €100 million as Jurgen Klopp goes in search of attacking reinforcements.
Sadio Mane is the subject of interest from Bayern Munich while Mohamed Salah is in the midst of a contract saga.
So it makes sense for Liverpool to splash the cash on one of the brightest young talents in Europe.
Klopp is a big fan of Nunez
Nunez scored 34 goals in 41 appearances for Benfica in 2021/22 and can play out wide and through the middle.
Klopp didn’t hide his admiration for Nunez after he scored in both legs of Liverpool’s Champions League quarter-final tie against the Portuguese champions.
“Extremely good looking boy, huh? And a decent player as well,” the German said.
“I knew before, of course, but he played pretty much in front of me with his tough battles with Ibrahima Konate.”
Man Utd fan shares Nunez video
However, a Manchester United fan has attempted to quell Liverpool supporters’ excitement by sharing a not-so-flattering compilation of the Uruguayan.
In the video, Nunez makes a string of errors, including some poor touches, inaccurate passes and wild shots. It’s pretty harsh, in all honesty.
“Darwin Nunez for €100m is crazy,” reads the accompanying caption.
Darwin Nunez for €100M is crazy pic.twitter.com/6youj5sBV2
— UTD JOLLOF 🐐 (@JolloFootie) June 9, 2022
We’re sure the video won’t stop Liverpool fans getting excited about Nunez. In all honesty, negative compilations featuring clips across an entire season can be made for the majority of players.
And Nunez’s goalscoring record speaks for itself.
“He was physically strong, quick, was calm around his finish,” Klopp added in his assessment of the 22-year-old.
“I always say in these situations if he is healthy, it’s a big career ahead of him.”
Signing Nunez would allow the Liverpool boss to get quite creative with his line-up, including a possible return to the 4-2-3-1 formation that led to so much success for him at Borussia Dortmund.
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