Liverpool are close to signing an official contract with Uruguayan Benfica striker Darwin Nunez during the current summer transfer window.
Liverpool tried to get Nunez involved ahead of the expected departure of Senegalese Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich during the current summer transfer window.
Fabrizio Romano, the famous Italian journalist specializing in transfer news, indicated that the transfer from Nunez to Liverpool will cost the English club 80 million euros, in addition to 20 million euros, calculating additions and incentives, making it the most expensive in the history of the red”.
Mohamed Salah’s future at Liverpool after the arrival of Darwin Nunez
Following this news, the British newspaper “Liverpool Echo” spoke of the impact Darwin Nunez’s transfer from Benfica to Liverpool would have on Egyptian Mohamed Salah, the “Reds” winger.
The Liverpool Echo newspaper revealed that Nunez has the same technical capabilities as Portugal’s Diego Jota, in terms of ability to play on the left and ability to dribble and hold the ball, with the Uruguayan international excelling in favor of height, unlike Jota of short stature.
Due to the height advantage, Nunez will be the outspoken striker in Liverpool, while Jota will battle Colombian Luis Diaz to occupy the left side if Mane’s departure is confirmed.
The report highlighted that Jota could occupy the right-wing position in Liverpool next season if Salah leaves, but the club’s management may look for a striker with a strong left foot like the Egyptian pharaoh to replace him.
It should be noted that Salah had stated that he would remain at Liverpool until the end of next season 2022-2023, the date his contract expires, without specifying his next destination or the chances of his continuation at Anfield.
It is noteworthy that Salah has taken the right-wing position in Liverpool since his arrival from Rome, Italy in the summer of 2017, in which he managed to crown the team with 6 titles and 3 times the Premier League top goalscorer award. 156 goals and 63 in 254 matches in all competitions.