Nunez, 22, is ready to interrupt Liverpool’s switch report, with the deal anticipated to be value round €80 million plus €20m in add-ons. The settlement between the golf equipment has but to be accomplished, however talks are progressing effectively.
Benfica had been initially solely keen to barter Nunez’s departure for round €130m.
The Uruguay ahead, who joined Benfica from Almeria in the summertime of 2020 for €24m, is below contract by way of June 2025 and has a €150m launch clause.
Almeria will obtain 20% of any revenue from Nunez’s switch.
Nunez attracted the eye of prime European golf equipment after a powerful 2021-22 season during which he scored 34 objectives in 41 appearances for Benfica.
Nunez was the top scorer in Portugal’s prime flight this previous season with 26 objectives.
Manchester United and Arsenal had additionally proven an curiosity in Nunez, whereas Premier League champions Manchester City thought-about signing him in the event that they failed to amass Erling Haaland.
ESPN reported on Thursday that United have prioritised the signing of a central midfielder reasonably than partaking in a battle with Liverpool for Nunez.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp had praised Nunez after his workforce’s Champions League quarterfinal encounter in opposition to Benfica, saying that Nunez is “actually good and has a giant profession forward of him.”
Nunez, who’s on worldwide responsibility with Uruguay, has remained tight-lipped about his future, however chose his strike at Liverpool on April 13 as the most effective objective of his profession.