Liverpool could take one step closer to signing Darwin Nunez from Benfica during the summer transfer window.
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, €75m (equal to £62.9m) “now could not be enough” to secure the services of Uruguayan striker in the summer, although the journalist said that the player “will leave” the Lisbon club.
Jurgen Klopp’s recruitment in the previous few seasons has been excellent and Nunez certainly has the potential to be fantastic, but will the price put Liverpool off?
The Reds are having a tremendous season so far as they chase an unprecedented quadruple, and Klopp is always trying to strengthen his squad, which shows that constant progression is always required.
The question is, do Liverpool need another forward when they have so many performing at their absolute best right now?
The fabled front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah have scored 61 goals between them this season in all competitions. Add in the goals from Diogo Jota and winter signing Luis Diaz and the squad is bulging at the seams with prolific forwards.
However, Nunez could be a solid replacement for Firmino, the oldest of Liverpool’s attackers as he turns 31 in October, and offer a greater attacking threat. The Uruguayan has notched 31 goals this term compared to just the 11 that the Brazilian has scored, so it’s not hard to see who is the more potent player.
There seems little doubt that Nunez has all the requirements to succeed in the Premier League, and with Klopp’s recent recruitment track record, going all-out for the Benfica striker may prove to be a wise move, certainly in the long run.
Liverpool supporters will surely be excited at seeing another of the European leagues’ top talents being linked with the club, with FSG seemingly looking to keep regenerating the squad when the time is right.