Liverpool Unveil New Signing Darwin Nunez
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Why Darwin Nunez isn't Liverpool's club-record signing but could be one day

Darwin Nunez is a Liverpool player but he’s not their record transfer. The Uruguayan could be one day, however.

It’s official – Darwin Nunez plays for Liverpool. The Reds announced his signing on Tuesday evening and even put a squad number on his back.

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.

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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.

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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.

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