Liverpool confirm £85m Darwin Nunez deal after beating Manchester United to key target

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Liverpool have signed Darwin Nunez on a deal potentially worth a club-record £87million.

The striker arrives from Benfica in a deal worth an initial £70m, with very achievable add-ons that could take the deal to £87m. Manchester United had made Nunez one of their key targets but the Reds were in pole position after firming up their interest.

Nunez will wear the no27 shirt number and has signed a six-year deal.

“I’m really happy and delighted to be here at Liverpool. It’s a massive club,” Nunez said.

“I’d like to thank my partner and my parents and my son, who is a real source of pride for me. They’ve been really important to me in the stages in my career. I’m really proud of them, and for the work we do, me and my partner, as a team and I’m grateful to her that I’m here.

“It’s a pleasure to be here in Liverpool and I’m very happy to be a part of this great club.

“I’ve played against Liverpool and I’ve seen them in lots of games in the Champions League, and it’s my style of play. There are some great players here and I think it’s going to suit my style of play here.

“As I say, I’ve watched quite a lot and it’s a very big club and I hope I can give everything that I’ve got in order to help the team.”

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