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Report: Liverpool have better-value targets lined up as striker's price threatens to hit £80m

Liverpool have better-value targets in mind as they fear Darwin Nunez could reach a huge price, according to reports. The Reds know their plan well by now.

This comes from They claim that Liverpool do want to sign Darwin Nunez but hold legitimate concerns over his price.

Interest from elsewhere – including Manchester United – could see the Uruguayan become prohibitively expensive. Or at least, it could make any transfer quite low value. Liverpool, then, have other targets in mind in case they need to give up on Nunez.

This is part backup plan, part negotiating tactic. Liverpool need to have something in place as an alternative to Nunez but at the same time, those alternatives could force Benfica to listen. The Portuguese side hold all the power if their star asset is the only target, after all.

Liverpool have done this before with other signings and they’ll hope for a similar result this time around. CMJornal claim Nunez could cost over £80m – and that’s likely to be too much for the Reds.

Driving that figure down with alternative targets is simply a smart thing to do.

Liverpool fear Darwin Nunez price

This one is really heating up and it’s hard to see Nunez remaining with Benfica for too long. Interest appears to be everywhere – as it will be after 32 goals last season.

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The question, then, is what would Nunez actually be worth to Liverpool? £80m does seem a bit steep and we’re not sure he’s the player the club should break their transfer record for. We’d also be worried that such a transfer would make things difficult for 2023 when we hope Liverpool move for Jude Bellingham.

At the same time, having Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez in the side looks like a world-class front-three long-term. If Liverpool can fit them together, of course.

That might not be worth £80m but it’s certainly worth a considerable amount. And until he know who these ‘better value’ targets are, we’ll be hoping Liverpool can justify their move for Nunez.

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