Last Darwin Nunez
Athletic have the truth about Chelsea target Darwin Nunez.
‘From the club that brought you Ederson, Jan Oblak, Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix, Joao Cancelo and Ruben Dias among others, please welcome your latest ready-made transfer to an elite European squad, with the rough edges smoothed out, to Benfica: presenting… Darwin Nunez.
If you’re new to the 22-year-old Uruguay forward, Athleticism I must point out that you are a bit behind the scouting departments of some very big clubs. Our David Ornstein reported on Monday that the scrum of top teams coming together to register an interest has been slightly streamlined, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain the main contenders to sign him.
West Ham failed with an offer in January. Newcastle United also tried. His former agent (more on that shortly) suggested that Atletico Madrid were the club that showed the most interest.
Whoever wants to take Nunez off Benfica’s production line will have to launch the tender at around €70m. And, as always, it will be a very nice gain and reward a not inconsiderable risk when the Lisbon club snatched it from the Spanish second division 19 months ago.