Both Atletico Madrid and Manchester United are showing interest in Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez, as Jonathan Shrager reports.
The Benfica striker has scored 25 goals in 30 games across all competitions so far this season.
Benfica’s Darwin Nunez Attracting Interest From Atletico Madrid and Manchester United
Darwin Nunez: A Rising Star
Darwin Nunez is a striker with a growing reputation in European football. The Uruguayan forward joined Benfica in 2020 and is making a lasting impact in Lisbon with a sublime record of 20 goals in 20 Liga Portugal games this season.
He made the move to Benfica from Almeria, where he’d impressed, scoring 16 times in 30 La Liga 2 appearances.
Nunez has been capped by Uruguay on eight occasions, scoring twice.
Should he continue his impressive goalscoring form, he will be in line to be his country’s long-term successor to the likes of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez on the international stage.
Atletico Madrid and Manchester United Interest
Nunez is represented by Equipo TMA, who will soon hold ‘further negotiations’ with Diego Simeone’s side.
The striker’s experience in Spain with Almeria is sure to be an attractive proposition to the La Liga holders and perhaps an attraction to him too.
Nunez wouldn’t be the first talent Simeone has identified out of the Portuguese league and probably won’t be the last either. Joao Felix, who recently starred v Manchester United in the Champions League, was also signed from Benfica and has been a resounding success in Spain.
Onto Manchester United, Shrager adds that the Red Devils have made their interest known to Equipo TMA director Edgardo Lasalvia. United will be familiar with the agency and Lasalvia as he also represents Facundo Pellistri, who they signed from Penarol in 2020. Pellistri is currently in his second loan spell with Deportivo Alaves.
Like Pellistri, Nunez is also a graduate of the Penarol academy that Diego Forlan was once a part of.
Those at Old Trafford will be looking for someone to replace Edinson Cavani this summer with his exit likely.
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