Benfica set to sell Uruguayan forward Nunez to Liverpool for $78.5M
22-year-old Darwin Nunez scores 34 goals in 41 matches for Benfica this season
Benfica are set to sell Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez to England's Liverpool for €75 million (approximately $78.5 million), the Portuguese football club announced on Monday, saying the parties have reached an agreement.
Benfica said in a statement that it has informed the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) that it has "reached an agreement with Liverpool FC for the sale of all rights to the player Darwin Nunez for the amount of 75 million euros."
Benfica added that the sale could total €100 million (approximately $104.7 million) with additional add-ons.
Nunez, 22, scored 34 goals in 41 appearances for Benfica this season.
He scored two goals against Liverpool in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
The Uruguayan forward, who has been with Benfica since 2020, will join Liverpool once his personal terms with the English Premier League club are agreed upon and medical tests are completed.