Liverpool are closing in on a transfer for Benfica and Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez with an offer of 80 million Euros + bonuses set to be accepted by the Portuguese club. With the reds about to lose AFCON 2021 winner Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich, the club has decided to sign an orthodox striker with Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota covering the left side. Reports say Liverpool will pay a £68million up front and £17m+ in add-ons. The 22-year-old former Almeria striker is quick, strong, raw, and aggressive. A gemstone that Jurgen Klopp can polish into a world-class player. Manchester United and Erik Ten Hag were thought to be in the mix for the striker, but Liverpool have now jumped ahead in the race for the Penarol youth graduate.
Should a move be completed, it will break the £68 million Liverpool spent on Alisson Becker and the £75 million they spent on Virgil Van Dijk. Darwin scored 34 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions for Benfica. Despite only 4 assists, he is an avid creator and linkup channel for his teammates.