Liverpool have announced the signing of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez on a € 100 million deal that could break their transfer record.
Benfica confirmed on Monday that an initial € 75m ($ 78.59m) deal with Liverpool, as well as 25 million euros could be added to the 22-year-old Uruguay international.
The agreement is subject to an operating license and an international permit. Darwin will wear the number 27 shirt at Anfield, after signing a six-year contract for £ 140,000-a-week at Anfield.
‘I am very happy and excited to be here in Liverpool. A great club, ‘said Nunez on the club’s website.
‘I would like to thank my partner and my parents and my son, who is a real source of pride for me. They were very important to me in the stages of my career. I am proud of them, and for the work we do, me and my colleagues, as a team and thank you for being there.
‘It’ s a pleasure to be here in Liverpool and very happy to be a part of this great club.
‘I’ve played with Liverpool and seen them in a lot of games in the Champions League, and that’s my style of play. There are some great players here and I think it will fit my style of play here.
‘Like I said, I look forward to it and it’s a great team and I hope I can give everything I have to help the team.’
He added: ‘When I arrived at the gym, I was really surprised to see the layout and the structure and all the lips here.
‘You can see yourself winning a lot of trophies and then later when you come here and also see trophies on the show, you might say, “Look, I was a part of that, I was there at the time, winning trophies”.
‘That’s one of the reasons I came here to Liverpool – to win trophies and trophies. I want to win more trophies in Liverpool. ‘
Nunez beat Benfica 34 times in all competitions last season, including goals in both legs of the team’s defeat in the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Liverpool in April.