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Report: Darwin Nunez's actual salary at Liverpool now shared, it's bigger than Luis Diaz's contract

Darwin Nunez’s new six-year deal at Liverpool will make him better paid than Luis Diaz at Anfield.

According to The Telegraph, Nunez has already agreed terms on a six-year deal worth £140k-a-week at Liverpool.

After the verbal agreement, and the deal being struck between the two clubs, all that’s left is for Nunez to complete his medical.

That will reportedly begin on Monday with no current projection given for an annoucement.

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Nunez set to be far from a top earner at Anfield

You can believe that Liverpool wouldn’t have gone anywhere near Nunez if he had wanted to match the clubs top earners.

According to Salary Sport, he would need to take home over £240k-a-week to better Virgil Van Dijk’s wage. With Liverpool betting big on the transfer fee, the relatively low wage comes as a softener.

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The six year contract length is also significant. Should Nunez take off as expected, he could well be due an upgrade on improved terms before then.

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But with such a length, Liverpool hold all the cards.

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That doesn’t mean that the 22-year-old isn’t still taking home a fair whack though. As per Salary Sport, Darwin is still on higher pay than players like Naby Keita, Diogo Jota, Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konate.

He’ll also earn more than Diaz after his transfer in January. The Colombian is on £100k-a-week after signing for an initial £37.5m.

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These numbers go some way to highlight Liverpool’s transfer model. They may pay relatively high fees for players, but these tend to be slightly lower profile guys who won’t demand the Earth.

Should they improve during their time at the club, there’s still scope to better the original terms.

If the move doesn’t work out, they aren’t left with a struggling player on enormous wages. The early signs are good in terms of numbers, let’s hope Nunez turns out to be another piece of recruitment magic from The Reds.

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