Darwin Nunez’s Preferred Destination Revealed Amid Manchester United and Liverpool Interest

Darwin Nunez

According to James Pearce and Raphael Honigstein of The Athletic, Darwin Nunez wants to join Liverpool instead of Machester United or Atletico Madrid this summer. Jurgen Klopp’s side reportedly made a €100 million bid for the attacker yesterday, and seem to be in pole position to complete the signing.

Darwin Nunez Wants Liverpool Over Manchester United or Atletico Madrid

Priority for Liverpool but Would Be a Great Signing for United Too

Nunez is Liverpool’s priority signing this summer. It makes sense considering Sadio Mane is set to leave Anfield over the next few months, and there is much uncertainty surrounding the future of Mohamed Salah. It has recently been reported that Liverpool would have to significantly up their offer in order for him to stay on Merseyside.

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Equally, with the recent success of Luis Diaz’s move to the North of England, Klopp will not be afraid to buy another attacker from the Portuguese top flight. With Nunez being so young – just 22 years of age – he could be the poster boy of Liverpool’s new-look, rejuvenated attack, something which will be very attractive to him considering the quality that the Reds already have at their disposal.

Equally, Manchester United could do with a signing like Nunez.

They are set to buy a striker this summer in order to find a consistent source of goals who isn’t 37 years old, and Nunez would be the perfect fit.

However, with a transfer budget of £120 million, Liverpool’s offer of around £85 million will be a challenge to compete with, especially if Eric ten Hag also wants to add two top-class midfielders to his options this summer as well. A move for priority target Frenkie de Jong would cost in the region of £70 million, meaning it would be virtually impossible for United to sign the Dutchman alongside Nunez this summer.