Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Benfica forward Darwin Nunez in a transfer worth up to €100 million, sources have told ESPN.

ESPN reported on Friday that both clubs were in advanced talks over a deal and sources have confirmed that are set to break their transfer record to sign the striker.

According to ESPN sources, Nunez will sign a five-year contract at Anfield and he has left the Uruguay national team to travel to England to undergo a medical.

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Sources have told ESPN that an agreement was reached on Saturday between the two clubs worth €75m plus €25m in add-ons.

Liverpool have seen off competition from Manchester United and Arsenal to land the striker.

According to ESPN sources, Nunez is keen for regular Champions League football which put ahead in the race to sign the striker.

The incoming deal could have an impact on the future of Sadio Mane who has attracted interested from Bayern Munich, with Liverpool turning down two offers from the Bundesliga champions for the forward.

Nunez, who joined in September 2020, was the top scorer in Portugal’s top-flight last season and added some stellar performances in the Champions League, ending the year with 34 goals in 41 appearances.

The striker began his career at Uruguayan side Penarol before moving to Spanish second division side Almeria in 2019, where he scored 16 goals in 32 games. Almeria will receive 20% of the profit from Nunez’s transfer.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praised Nunez after his team’s Champions League quarterfinal clash against in April, saying that Nunez is “really good and has a big career ahead of him.”



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