Premier League club Liverpool FC completed the signing of Darwin Nunez on a long-term contract from Benfica on Tuesday. The Uruguayan forward has signed a six-year contract with the Reds for a club-record fee of 85 million pounds as per Sky Sports after finalizing personal terms and completing a medical at the AXA Training Centre.
The 22-year-old said he is really excited to be a part of a ‘massive club’ and reckoned that his style of play matches the club’s style of play. “I’m really happy and delighted to be here at Liverpool. It’s a massive club,” Nunez told Liverpoolfc.com in his first interview.
“I’d like to thank my partner and my parents and my son, who is a real source of pride for me. They’ve been really important to me in the stages in my career. I’m really proud of them, and for the work we do, me and my partner, as a team and I’m grateful to her that I’m here.”
“It’s a pleasure to be here in Liverpool and I’m very happy to be a part of this great club. I’ve played against Liverpool and I’ve seen them in lots of games in the Champions League, and it’s my style of play. There are some great players here and I think it’s going to suit my style of play here.”
“As I say, I’ve watched quite a lot and it’s a very big club and I hope I can give everything that I’ve got in order to help the team,” he added.
Nunez comes to Anfield after spending two years with Benfica where he scored 48 goals from his 85 appearances in all competitions. The 22-year-old was the top scorer in Portugal’s top flight last season and scored 34 goals in all competitions for Benfica, including strikes in both legs of the club’s Champions League quarter-final defeat by Liverpool.
Notably, Darwin Nunez will wear the No.27 shirt for Liverpool and becomes the third Uruguayan to sign for the club, following on from Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates.