Uruguay international striker Darwin Nunez, quoted from skysports.com, become Liverpool’s main target in the 2022 summer transfer market. However, Liverpool must compete with rivals in the English League, Manchester United. The Reds (Liverpool’s nickname) glanced at Nunez as a potential replacement if Sadio Mane wanted to leave Anfield (Liverpool Stadium name). The Senegalese player has been strongly linked with Bayern Munich. On the other hand, another Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah, has not given a signal whether to extend his contract with Liverpool or not. In the 2021/2021 season with Benfica Nunez appeared impressive by scoring 34 goals and 4 assists from 41 matches in all competitions.
Liverpool and Manchester United both have one obstacle, namely Nunez has a very high price this summer. Benfica want Nunez to be redeemed at a price of 85 million pounds or around Rp 1.5 trillion if Liverpool want to bring him. Liverpool are ready to make Darwin Nunez the Reds’ most expensive signing. If this transfer happens and materializes, then this record will beat Liverpool’s most expensive purchase held by Virgil van Dijk. Van Dijk was brought in by Liverpool from Southampton in 2018 with a dowry of £75 million or around Rp. 1.4 trillion. Liverpool have not made an official offer to Benfica, but will monitor the situation and developments first.
This strategy was carried out to influence clubs that were also competing for Nunez, such as Manchester United. Nunez expressed his desire to leave Benfica in search of a new challenge after an extraordinary season with the Eagles (Benfica’s nickname). The 22-year-old forward is reportedly more interested in playing in the Champions League and likes working with Liverpool under coach Jurgen Klopp.
The rival Manchester United from the start was very interested in Nunez. The striker is the main target of the Reds Devil (Manchester United’s nickname) this summer. Erik Ten Hag needs a new Striker in their team. Because they will be left by Edinson Cavani this summer. Initially they wanted to sign Erling Haaland, but the striker chose to move to Manchester City. As a result, they decided to bring in Nunez, who impressed last season with Benfica.