Liverpool have reached a cope with Benfica to purchase the Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez for an preliminary 75 million euros (£64 million), the Portuguese membership stated on Monday.
The switch might finally rise to 100 million euros, Benfica stated in a press release, eclipsing Liverpool’s club-record £75 million paid to Southampton for Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk in 2018.
Nunez scored 26 objectives in 28 league appearances final season in Portugal.
The 22-year-old, who was not noted of Uruguay’s squad for Saturday’s 5-0 pleasant victory over Panama, was anticipated to start a medical on Monday which might take two days to finish.
Private phrases are usually not anticipated to be an issue, with the participant having expressed his need to play for Reds supervisor Jurgen Klopp regardless of curiosity from Manchester United.
Nunez is about to signal a reported six-year contract with Premier League and Champions League runners-up Liverpool, who’ve been in talks with Benfica for a number of weeks.
He netted in each legs of Benfica’s Champions League quarter-final defeat towards Liverpool in April, incomes reward from Klopp.
Nunez is prone to arrive at Anfield as a direct alternative for Sadio Mane after Bayern Munich stepped up their pursuit of the Senegal ahead.
Liverpool have rejected two provides from the Bundesliga champions and are holding out for a charge in extra of £40 million for Mane, who has one yr left on his contract