Manchester United have been linked with a big-money move for Benfica forward Darwin Nunez.
The Lowdown: Nunez profiled
Nunez, described as an ‘absolute beast’ earlier this month during a podcast discussing his display against Liverpool, has been on fire in front of goal this season, with the Uruguay international netting 33 times in 38 games in all competitions.
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The 22-year-old has played as a centre-forward, second striker and left winger during the current campaign, starring in all three positions.
The Latest: United interest
They said that the Red Devils have been ‘very attentive’ to Nunez this season, more so than any Premier League side.
The ‘big news‘ from the story was potential finances in a move, with Benfica believing they can break the record of Joao Felix’s move to Atletico Madrid, which cost €120m (£99.7m).
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The Verdict: Interesting…
It looks as if a move for Nunez could set United back over £100m, however, marquee signings are needed in an Old Trafford rebuild this summer.
Erik ten Hag looks like he’ll be the man to lead that rebuild ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, and he’ll know all about Nunez after he scored the goal to dump Ajax out of the Champions League back in March.
Therefore, investing in Nunez, who appears to be a star of the future, could be a wise move, and it seems as if the club are working on a possible club-record deal.
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