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13th Jun 2022

Benfica agree £85m deal with Liverpool for Darwin Núñez

Danny Jones

Darwin Nunez Liverpool

An agreement was reached in the late hours of Monday morning

Benfica have reportedly reached an agreement with Liverpool for the sale of their heavily sought-out striker, Darwin Núñez, for an estimated fee of £85.

The 22-year-old Uruguayan is set to join Merseyside in a deal that could be worth up to €100m (£85) all and it is thought he will be signing a six-year contract at Anfield.

Confirming the agreement on their club website, the Portuguese giants wrote: “In the early morning hours of this Monday (0:44 am), Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol, SAD informed the Securities Market Commission (CMVM) that it had reached an agreement with Liverpool FC for the sale of all rights to the player Darwin Nunez, for the amount of €75m.”

While the transfer fee itself is said to be worth around £64.1m (€75m), the announcement went on to reveal that with bonuses and other add-ons, the “global amount could reach the amount of €100m.”

Between the player and the selling club, there is a potential £12.8m (€15m) in appearance-related add-ons and £8.5m (€10m) depending on team success, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Núñez had previously been linked with north-west rivals Manchester United, but the club is thought to have pulled out of the race over the price tag and were unwilling to be drawn into a bidding war.

The young striker, who netted 26 goals and half a dozen assists in this year’s Primeira Liga campaign, as well another six big goals in Benfica’s Champions League – including two against Klopp’s side – is yet to agree personal terms, but the deal would see the club break Liverpool’s previous transfer record of £75m for Virgil van Dijk in 2018.

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