Numerous Premier League clubs are interested in signing Benfica striker and reported Liverpool transfer target Darwin Nunez this summer, according to reliable journalist David Ornstein.
The Lowdown: Nunez on fire this season
The 22-year-old has emerged as one of the best young strikers in Europe this season, catching the eye with his performances for the Lisbon club.
Nunez has scored an incredible 24 goals in just 20 Primeira Liga starts, also netting in the Champions League quarter-final clash with Liverpool last week and being described as a ‘top, top boy’ by Jurgen Klopp.
The Uruguayan has been linked with a move to Anfield in recent days, with the Reds ‘convinced’ that they should sign him, and a fresh update on the player’s future has now been provided.
The Latest: Nunez a wanted man
Taking to Twitter on Monday morning as he shared a corresponding article from The Athletic, Ornstein revealed that a number of top English clubs are leading the race to snap up Nunez, for whom Benfica want £58.6m, but Liverpool weren’t specifically mentioned.
The journalist tweeted: “Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez has interest from many clubs for summer move but current leading contenders Man Utd, Chelsea, #PSG. None of those can move yet so just initial dialogue. Benfica seeking ~€70m & sale early in window.”
The Verdict: Do Liverpool need him?
Nunez is clearly a special young talent with a big future, as evidenced by his goal record and much sought-after status, but there is a strong argument to say that more big-name attacking signings aren’t needed at Liverpool this summer.
Klopp arguably has five world-class attacking options at his disposal already, and unless someone leaves in the summer, it would be almost impossible to keep six forwards happy if the Uruguayan were to join.
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Midfield should be the main area of focus instead, with players ageing in the middle of the park – Jordan Henderson, Thiago and James Milner are in their 30s, while Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turn 29 this year – and an injection of youth needed to take Liverpool forward.
In other news, Fabrizio Romano has provided a key Liverpool transfer update. Read more here.
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