Thursday, September 3, 2020

Benfica set to announce record breaking signing tomorrow

Benfica will announce their record breaking signing tomorrow in Lisbon when they unveil striker Darwin Nunez at a press conference in the afternoon. The 21 year old Uruguayan is joining the club from Almeria after the two clubs finally agreed to a reported €25M exchange setting a new all time high purchase for Benfica, surpassing their move for Raul Jimenez from Atletico Madrid in 2015 for €22M.

Benfica manager Jorge Jesus led the charge for the players acquisition which saw the clubs pursuit end when Rui Costa flew to Spain to seal the deal earlier this week. Nunez scored an impressive 16 goals in 30 La Liga2 appearances, finishing fourth in league scoring leading to interest from many European sides. Benfica are expected to sign the striker to a contract for five seasons with a monster €150M buy out clause once they finalize payment plan with Almeria.

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