Darwin Nunez is a Liverpool player but he’s not their record transfer. The Uruguayan could be one day, however.
The striker is set to play a big role at Anfield, then, as Liverpool have spent a fortune on him. This isn’t, however, a record transfer for the club.
The Athletic explain the details of the deal here. Nunez moves for an initial £64m that could rise all the way to £85m if various add-ons come to fruition.
That £64m actually only puts him third. Virgil van Dijk remains the outright most expensive player in Liverpool’s history after his £75m arrival from Southampton.
But Alisson also cost more. Liverpool paid AS Roma £67m for him back in 2018.
Of course, Nunez could one day break that record. It depends on the add-ons and whether he fulfils his considerable potential. The Athletic’s report suggests that regular football with Liverpool would take his fee to £75m, level with Van Dijk.
The Times believe that at least one add-on is down to Liverpool winning the Champions League. That would certainly put the Reds into a win-in situation – the fee is entirely justified with that kind of success.
Darwin Nunez could be Liverpool’s record transfer
We think Nunez is a justifiable investment regardless and can’t wait to see what he can do in Red. Yes, it’s an awful lot of money – potentially record-breaking – but Liverpool get a lot for that money.
They get a young, talented goalscorer. Someone who can play in a different way to everyone else with his fantastic physicality. Nunez is also someone who opens up plenty of options in attack, too – Jurgen Klopp should thrive with the Uruguayan.
And if Nunez does end up being an £85m signing, it’ll mean Liverpool have enjoyed wonderful success with him. Nothing but smiles around this one.