Manchester United ready to rival Liverpool for Darwin Nunez
Manchester United are ready to rival Liverpool for the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, sources have told.
United are searching for a youthful forward this summer and 22-year-old Nunez is high up on their list of players.
Liverpool have likewise registered their interest and sources have informed that United wouldn’t be put off regardless of whether it implied clashing with the Anfield side.
Nunez, as per sources, is sharp for regular Champions League football which would put Liverpool ahead in the race yet United believe there is an opportunity he could be persuaded to move to Old Trafford.
Sources have informed that an issue for both United and Liverpool is Benfica’s valuation.
The Portuguese side initially cited more than £110 million for the Uruguay international despite the fact that there is an inclination any bid over £80m would be viewed in a serious way given Nunez, who has an agreement until 2025, is excited about a move.
Sources have informed that various Spanish clubs are likewise checking what is going on.
Liverpool, as per sources, have not yet made a bid for Nunez, who scored 34 goals in 41 games last season, and would be hesitant to get into an offering battle with United, regardless of whether Sadio Mane seals a transition to Bayern Munich.
Sources have informed that United have focused on fortifying their forward line and midfield throughout the summer window, in front of getting fortifications in defence.
They are additionally checking out at Christopher Nkunku at RB Leipzig.
United have what is being depicted as a “sizeable” budget to work with this summer yet the club have reduced most, if not all, connection with Ralf Rangnick’s idea while he was break supervisor that they could sign 10 players in front of the new season.
Erik ten Hag is quick to get new faces yet has additionally been informed he should get more out of the players currently in the squad.
The Dutchman is on holiday however will get back to work before the first squad members return to preseason training on June 27.