Liverpool Football Club have finalized a deal with Portuguese Primeira Liga side Benfica for the acquisition of Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez.
Julian Ward who is Liverpool’s director of football, had been in Portugal over the weekend to iron out the details of the transfer and he has now found a breakthrough as the Reds prepare to make the 22-year-old the most expensive player in the club’s history.
Liverpool will pay Benfica the sum of €80 million Euros (around £64-68 million pounds) for Núñez with a further 20 million Euros in bonuses – potentially linked to appearances and based on the forward performing in a successful team.
Núñez, who did not feature and was left out of Uruguay’s squad for their game against Panama, is currently in the Spanish capital Madrid and will fly in to England on Monday to undergo a medical.
Both Liverpool and Benfica agreed terms of the deal on Saturday in Portugal following a meeting, and Nunez will thereafter sign a six-year deal with the Merseyside outfit which will see him stay at Anfield until the summer of 2028.