Prospective new Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez was the best player in Portugal this season, aside from Luis Diaz.
“Darwin Nunez was one of the best players by far this season in the Portuguese league,” said the journalist.
“The first one in my opinion was Luis Diaz who moved to Liverpool in January. After that, Darwin Nunez was completely the best player. If you look at his numbers, he’s the best striker in the Portuguese league last season in a team that finished the season in third place. We are talking about a big, big striker.”
After sweeping Diaz away from Porto in January, Liverpool are potentially about to deplete Benfica of their best player, too.
Reds shopping in Portugal again
Liverpool look to be turning to Portugal once again to bolster their attack. The Reds have been claimed to have scouted the country extensively as they look for reinforcements.
That paid off handsomely with the signing of Diaz in January. The Colombian hasn’t looked back since he touched down on Merseyside and is expected to be even better next season.
If Nunez can have a similar impact, Liverpool will be absolutely sorted.
The Uruguayan is going to cost a fair bit more than Diaz did. But considering his prowess in-front of goal and the potential he looks to have, that’s fair enough.
Liverpool in the lead
During his conversation with Sky via Football Daily, Sepulveda gave an update on the Nunez situation.
According to the journalist, Manchester United are not quite out of the race just yet. United are apparently set for a meeting with the player’s agent today.
Newcastle United were also mentioned as an interested party, but no contact has been made from Tyneside.
Instead, Liverpool look to be in the lead. Sepulveda even went as far as saying that it would be ‘so difficult’ to convince the 22-year-old that he won’t be playing at Anfield next season.
“The player is already thinking about playing in Anfield and it will be so difficult to convince him to join Manchester United or Newcastle,” said the journalist.
There still looks to be a little way to go in the transfer, but it appears to be edging ever closer.