Liverpool produced a second-half fightback to beat Luton Town 4-1 in the Premier League at Anfield late on Wednesday night.
Benfica confirmed in a statement that they have reached an agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of forward Darwin Nunez in a deal worth up to 100 million euros.
In the early hours of Monday morning, Benfica issued a statement explaining that Liverpool will pay an initial 75 million euros, with possible ‘add-ons’ of 25 million.
“In the early morning hours of this Monday, Sport Lisboa e Benfica — Futebol, SAD informed the Securities Market Commission (CMVM) that it had reached an agreement with Liverpool FC for the sale of all rights to the player Darwin Nunez, for the amount of 75 million euros.”
“To the CMVM, Benfica’s SAD also informed that ‘the agreement provides for the payment of a variable remuneration, so the global amount of the sale could reach the amount of 100 million euros,” reads the statement, which adds that Nunez has still to agree personal terms with Liverpool, Xinhua reports.
“It is further informed that the aforementioned agreement is dependent on the signing of the player’s sports employment contract with Liverpool FC,” it reads.
Nunez is expected to have his medical with Liverpool on Monday, and the club sees him as a replacement for Sadio Mane, who announced his intention to leave Anfield after this season’s Champions League final.
Nunez, 22, joined Benfica after scoring 16 goals in 32 appearances for Almeria in Spain. He has 85 appearances for the Lisbon-based giants, scoring 45 goals and playing across the front three.
(Inputs from IANS)