Liverpool announce signing of Benfica star, Darwin Nunez

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Darwin Nunez from Benfica in a club-record transfer.images 2022 06 14T224326.885

After agreeing to a deal worth up to €100 million (£85 million), the 22-year-old has signed a six-year contract at Anfield.images 2022 06 14T224314.249

Liverpool is said to have paid an initial fee of €75 million (£64 million) for the Uruguay international, with potential add-ons totaling €25 million (£21 million).

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The total package exceeds Liverpool’s £75 million fee paid to Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in 2018.

Nunez arrived in Merseyside on Tuesday to finish the transfer.Darwin screen4 600x400 1

Manchester United and Atletico Madrid were also linked with the striker, who scored 47 goals in 84 games for Benfica following a club-record €24 million (£20.6 million) move from Almeria in 2020.

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Liverpool have now won the race to sign the Uruguayan, who scored twice in the Champions League against the Reds last season.

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