Liverpool have had a difficult few days after losing in the Champions League final against Real Madrid and now it has been reported that Sadio Mane will leave the club this summer, but FSG may be able to turn the latest disappointments into a positive as a new transfer target emerges.
According to Sport Witness, Liverpool will battle with Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid to sign Darwin Nunez this summer.
As per the report, it is claimed that the Uruguayan striker, his representatives and the interested clubs were waiting for the outcome of the Champions League final on Saturday evening before progressing with a potential move.
The recently reported news of Mane’s departure will be massively disappointing for the club and supporters as the Senegalese winger has played a key part in Liverpool’s success since he was signed in 2016, but there could be a silver lining if FSG can secure the Nunez signing.
The £100m ace who was dubbed “tenacious” and a “predator” by football journalist James Dodd, has scored 34 goals and contributed four assists in all competitions, finding the back of the net 11 more times than Mane this season.
His phenomenal performances in the Champions League for Benfica this season against some of the biggest clubs in the competition are a huge contributor in propelling him into the spotlight and attracting attention from potential suitors ahead of the summer transfer window.
Nunez scored two against Barcelona and Liverpool as well as finding the back of the net against Bayern Munich and Ajax, with his contributions leading Benfica to their first quarter-finals of the prestigious European competition since 2017.
However, despite his goals scored in both legs of their tie with the Kopites, the club crashed out at Anfield, but the player could make his return to the Champions League next season with the current runners-up to help them get their seventh trophy in the competition.
With that being said, Nunez is a very hot prospect in the transfer market right now and FSG will need to offer the striker something very attractive to beat off the competition from other clubs who are pursuing the player.