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Former Liverpool superstar Luis Suarez has weighed in with his opinion on potential new Reds’ signing Darwin Nuñez and it’d be fair to say the 35-year-old is a fan of his compatriot.
Jürgen Klopp’s side have reportedly lodged their first bid for the prolific Nuñez. It is believed the Uruguayan’s services could be acquired for around £85 million. With Sadio Mané yet to officially depart, the Merseyside club can be patient in their pursuit.
Suarez has noted how he “recommended” Nuñez to Barcelona a few years ago when the current Benfica man was with Almeria. As a striker who’ll go down in history as one of the greats, Suarez admits he is a man who knows a “thing or two about forwards.” He encouraged Barça to “pay attention” to Nuñez.
Whether Suarez’s seal of approval will persuade Liverpool to throw the cash at the 22-year-old is not yet clear. Liverpool are known to be big fans of the youngster, but Fabrizio Romano believes no formal proposal has been made as of this moment. However, an offer is reportedly being ‘prepared.’
The future of the current Liverpool man Nuñez is set to replace, Sadio Mané, is also far from certain. While a move to Bayern Munich looks likely for the Senegal international, they have not yet presented an adequate offer to Liverpool. The Reds rejected the German giants’ second bid for the 30-year-old yesterday.
If Bayern are to pry Mané away from Liverpool, Nuñez would be an ideal replacement. The Uruguayan possesses many similar traits to Liverpool’s current no. 10 – the ability to play on the left and through the middle; pace and power; and most importantly, goals.
So, Luis Suarez believes Liverpool are making the right decision in attempting to sign Darwin Nuñez. Virgil Van Dijk similarly marvelled at the 22-year-old’s talents a few weeks ago. Reds fans will be hoping this is one their club can get over the line sooner rather than later amid interest from Manchester United in the youngster.