Playmaker and Benfica striker Darwin Nunez has reportedly informed his close friends and family that he will be signing for the premier league giant called Liverpool this summer.
Although the Uruguay international has been the subject of interest from numerous clubs across Europe after amassing a staggering 34 goals in 41 matches across all tournaments last term and with an outstanding performance in all the league games.
Report as gathered by our foreign correspondent shows that Manchester United and Liverpool were considered the two frontrunners to sign Nunez in the upcoming window, and the Reds have seemingly gained the upper hand in negotiations.
Based on report from Portuguese media as verified by our news team earlier this week shows that an £86m deal to bring Nunez to Anfield had been agreed, but must be noted that the two clubs are still said to be working on the formal structure of the transfer.
The 22-year-old is already believed to have agreed personal terms with the Merseyside giants, who are primed to welcome the former Almeria striker to the club on a five-year deal.
Benfica’s Darwin Nunez celebrates scoring their first goal on March 15, 2022
Report also shows that the Liverpool Echo reports that Nunez has already informed those close to him that he will be a Liverpool player before the end of the window.
Nunez is due to take part in Uruguay’s friendly battle with Panama later on Saturday night, but there have been claims that he will not be involved as he finalises his Anfield switch.
The South American is allegedly keen to wrap up his move to Liverpool by the end of the week, which would see him smash multiple transfer records.
Nunez would become Liverpool’s most expensive player should an £86m agreement go through, while he would also surpass Luis Suarez as the most expensive Uruguayan player of all time.
With Man United supposedly having no interest in engaging in a bidding war for Nunez, the Red Devils have moved onto other targets to bolster their frontline.