(VIDEO) DONE DEAL: Watch Fabrizio Romano announce the Sealing of the Deal for new record signing Darwin Nunez
Liverpool have reached a verbal agreement for the transfer of Benfica star forward Darwin Nunez. The two teams will meet in the morning, sign documents, and finally complete the record-breaking €80 million trade plus €20 million in add-ons.
Every fan looks forward to Fabrizio Romano’s announcement of a probable sale or purchase via Twitter. That’s exactly what all Reds have been hoping for since discovering Liverpool’s interest in signing one of Europe’s top players.
Now It’s happened, the transfer specialist himself has said those three tiny words that signify so much, “Here we go.” Despite how certain things appeared to be over the last several days, everything pointing to a Liverpool-Nunez trade, Liverpool fans did not rejoice prematurely.
Liverpool are now closing on Darwin Núñez deal, here we go! Meeting in the morning with verbal agreement in place between Liverpool & Benfica, just waiting to sign. €80m plus €20m add ons fee. 🚨🔴🇺🇾 #LFC
Liverpool are preparing paperworks. Five year contract, already agreed. pic.twitter.com/znzD7DyU8P
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 11, 2022
The sting of the Virgil van Dijk transfer gaffe from 2017 remains, as does the bitter taste of other failed signings after watching the best players in the world select their rivals over Anfield.
Now, Liverpool is preparing an offer of €80 million-plus €20 million in add-ons for a 22-year-old talent who will sign a five-year contract. He scored 43 goals and 14 assists in 74 appearances for the Eagles. In front of goal, he is a big threat.
After Nunez signs, then Liverpool will be able to do more business. They’re as close to signing Calvin Ramsay, their backup right-back, as they are to signing Darwin.
There have also been rumours of a link with Barcelona’s Gavi, who is now without a contract with the club.
Liverpool will continue to press for a transfer as long as he refuses to sign a new contract. Klopp is a big fan of the central midfielder and wants him to join him at Anfield.
Sadio Mane, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, have all been linked with moves away from Anfield before the summer transfer window closes. Sales may not stop there, as fringe players demand regular game time as well.