According to reports, Liverpool would have to pay a significant sum of money in order to secure the transfer of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.
With the Uruguayan international having caught the eye during his time in Portugal, Liverpool could certainly benefit from making some changes to their attacking line-up in the summer transfer window.
The Reds’ pursuit of Nunez, however, will be difficult, as the print edition of O Jogo (as translated by Sport Witness) asserts he will cost around €65 million, which is significantly higher than what they spent on portuguese midfielder Luis Diaz in January.
It’s clear that Nunez has the ability to go on to become an important player for a larger club and play in a more competitive league after scoring 23 goals in 29 games this season.
Liverpool would be wise to sign Nunez as a replacement for Roberto Firmino, who is getting older and isn’t producing as much as he used to.
As reported in the print edition of the Record, which was translated by Sport Witness, Chelsea has also been linked with the 22-year-old in recent months.
Due to the failure of Romelu Lukaku to live up to expectations, the Blues are in need of a striker, and Nunez could be an ideal replacement.
If Liverpool FC are to maintain their lead over their rivals next season, they will undoubtedly need to ensure that they get in ahead of their opponents this season.