Finally, the English club Liverpool reached an agreement with Portuguese Benfica to include Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunes for 75 million euros (about 79 million dollars), according to what Benfica announced in a statement on Monday.
Benfica said that the value of the deal could eventually rise to 100 million euros, exceeding the record that Liverpool paid Southampton, which is about 90 million dollars, to include Dutch central defender Virgil van Dijk in 2018.
Nunes, who will celebrate his 23rd birthday on June 26, joined Benfica in the summer of 2020 from Almeria, Spain, who was then playing in the second division, for 24 million euros in the most expensive deal in the history of the Lisbon pole.
Nunes’ performance was mixed in his first season with Benfica before he starred remarkably this season, especially against Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, despite the exclusion of Benfica (1-3 back in Lisbon, and 3-3 back in Liverpool).
Nunes scored 47 goals and assisted 16 in 84 matches in the red shirt of the Lisbon “Eagles”, which is the title of Benfica.