Darwin Nunez’s move to Liverpool could trigger a transfer domino effect this summer.
And although the only thing Manchester United appear to be buying at the moment is a pizza from a takeaway restaurant of the same name, several clubs could benefit from Nunez’s impending move to Anfield.
The Uruguayan’s move to Merseyside will likely lead to multiple other deals this summer – and hopefully Man United could bring someone in as well.
The first transfer likely to take place after Nunez’s confirmation as Red is Sadio Mane’s move to Bayern Munich.
The Senegalese superstar, who has been central to Liverpool’s success in recent years, is closing in on a move to Germany after six years on Merseyside.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are said to be expecting around £42.5m for the striker which will help fund the Nunez deal.
Robert Lewandowski could then be allowed to leave Bayern, after declaring his desire for a new challenge away from the German champions.
Barcelona are said to be his preferred destination, with manager Xavi looking to win the Spanish giants’ first La Liga title in three seasons.
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Barca would naturally like to sign the Polish striker but his financial difficulties may make it difficult.
Sales may be needed to secure a deal for the 33-year-old, with Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong the most likely to be shown the Camp Nou exit door.
Dembele has been linked with a move to Chelsea – which could happen if Romelu Lukaku returns to Inter Milan on loan – while De Jong has been heavily linked with a reunion for Erik ten Hag at Man United.
The Red Devils are growing confident of signing the Dutch midfielder, according to talkSPORT – and rivals Liverpool’s move for Nunez could inadvertently help them secure their man.
So maybe United fans will have something to get excited about this summer – even if it’s just a ‘Pepperoni Passion’ showing up at the door.
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