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Darwin Nunez's former agent claims 'karma' will get the Liverpool striker after bitter split

Rory O'Callaghan

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Darwin Nunez's former agent claims 'karma' will get the Liverpool striker after bitter split

Darwin Nunez's former agent claims karma will come back to bite the Liverpool striker following their bitter split.

Nunez, 23, is currently represented by Jorge Mendes' Gestifute agency, who brokered the striker's £85m move from Benfica to Liverpool last summer.

Nunez has experienced a mixed debut season at Anfield, managing a respectable if unspectacular return of 15 goals from 42 games in his first season in English football.

Prior to working with Gestifute, Nunez was represented by agent Edgardo Lasalvia, who had joined forces with the striker whilst he was still playing for his first professional club, Uruguayan side Penarol.


Nunez opted to change his agent after moving to Portugal with Benfica and Lasalvia is unhappy with how the Uruguay international handled the situation.

"I had no chance to talk to Darwin," he told El Observador.


"I found out when he came with six bodyguards and did not want to speak at the airport, where Juanjo Acevedo was. I had sent a boy from the company to look for him.


"There I tried to call him and from a message from WhatsApp he told me that he loved me very much, that he would always be my friend, blah blah blah but that he was going to start a new path with another company, and he blocked me. I had no right to reply.

"Everyone chooses how they want to live life, but there is karma, and everything comes back."

Lasalvia: Nunez split broke me

Lasalvia says he "adored" Nunez before their split and was "broken" by the striker's decision to join Gestifute.


"You have to handle yourself as a good person and you have to have a memory. It is impossible that you do not have a memory," added Lasalvia.

"He didn’t go with Jorge Mendes, he left with another agent, the same as (Nicolas) Otamendi. When he was in Benfica they did a little job like an ant, they started to eat his head. I got angry when I lost Darwin.

"It broke me in half because I adore the kid, but I understood that it's business."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Football, Premier League, Darwin Nunez

Rory O'Callaghan
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