Darwin Nunez vowed to write down himself into Liverpool’s historical past after securing a transfer from Benfica on Tuesday for a charge that would rise to a membership file 100 million euros (£85 million, $105 million).
The Champions League finalists have splashed an preliminary 75 million euros on the 22-year-old, with an additional 25 million in performance-related add-ons in response to figures launched by Benfica.
That would take Nunez’s transfer past the £75 million Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk in January 2018 and make him the fifth most costly switch in Premier League historical past.
The Uruguayan scored 34 targets in 41 appearances final season, together with twice in opposition to Liverpool within the Champions League quarter-finals.
“I’m actually completely satisfied and delighted to be right here at Liverpool. It’s an enormous membership,” Nunez advised the Liverpool web site.
“Once I arrived on the coaching floor, I used to be actually shocked to see the set-up and the construction and all of the trophies right here.
“You’ll be able to then think about your self profitable extra trophies after which in a while if you come right here once more and see the trophies on show, you’ll be able to say, ‘Look, I used to be part of that, I used to be there at the moment, profitable trophies’.
“That’s one of many the explanation why I got here right here to Liverpool – to win trophies and titles.”
His arrival continues Jurgen Klopp’s overhaul of Liverpool’s attacking choices.
Luis Diaz made a huge effect within the second half of final season after a January transfer from Porto, whereas Diogo Jota has scored 34 targets up to now two seasons.
Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who’ve fired the membership again to profitable main honours below Klopp, are all out of contract in 2023.
Mane has expressed his intention to depart the Reds through the summer time switch window.
Liverpool have reportedly rejected two bids from Bayern Munich as they maintain out for a charge above £40 million for the Senegal ahead.
Egypt star Salah has said his intention to remain subsequent season with out committing to a future deal as talks over an extension have stalled.
Firmino is eager to remain past his present deal, however the Brazilian fell down the pecking order at Anfield final season as a consequence of an absence of kind and health.
Liverpool narrowly missed out on an unprecedented quadruple of trophies final season.
Klopp’s males lifted the League Cup and FA Cup, however misplaced out on the Premier League title to Manchester Metropolis by one level and have been crushed 1-0 by Actual Madrid within the Champions League closing.
Metropolis have already signalled their intent to take care of their dominance of the Premier League below Pep Guardiola by beating Europe’s prime golf equipment to the signature of prolific Norwegian striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool will hope Nunez can match Haaland’s influence as they purpose to take the title off Metropolis subsequent season.