Liverpool are interested in signing Benfica and Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez in the summer transfer window, according to a fresh transfer rumour.
The Lowdown: Nunez impressing in Portugal
The 22-year-old has been making a name for himself in Portugal in recent times, having joined Benfica from Almeria in 2020.
Liverpool have recently signed Luis Diaz from a top Portuguese club in Porto and it could be that Nunez is next on the list.
The Latest: Liverpool keen on move for Nunez
That’s according to Football Insider, who claimed that a Reds source has confirmed the club’s interest in the Uruguayan.
Liverpool are thought to be ‘closely monitoring’ Nunez’s current situation, with his current deal at Benfica not expiring until the summer of 2025.
The Verdict: Long-term regular?
Nunez looks like a hugely exciting prospect, and while Liverpool are incredibly well-stocked in attacking areas, it is vital to plan for the future.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are all in and around 30 years of age and won’t go on forever, and with Diaz and Dioga Jota as younger alternatives, it could be that Nunez is seen as the final piece in the jigsaw in terms of the Reds’ next great front three.
His record this season speaks for itself and he could come in as more of a squad player to begin with, potentially even joining as a replacement for someone like Firmino, should the Brazilian move on suddenly.
In other news, one Liverpool player has been backed to join another Premier League club. Find out who it is here.
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