#sports activities Keeping Darwin Nunez from Liverpool was ‘utterly unimaginable’, claims Benfica president Rui Costa
Keeping Darwin Nunez was ‘utterly unimaginable’, claims Benfica president Rui Costa – as he insists the sale of £85m star man to Liverpool will assist was ‘not open to dialogue’ as a result of ‘we’re nonetheless popping out of the pandemic’
- Sale of Darwin Nunez to Liverpool defended by Benfica president Rui Costa
- The striker joined the Reds in the summertime for a possible membership file £85million
- Costa claims the cash will assist the Portuguese aspect within the soccer market
- Nunez has scored simply two targets in 5 video games since signing for Liverpool
Benfica president Rui Costa believes the sale of striker Darwin Nunez to Liverpool is a call that’s greater than ‘justified’ as a result of funds concerned within the deal.
Nunez swapped the seashores of Lisbon for the docklands of Liverpool in the summertime switch window in a deal price probably £85million, which might surpass the membership file £75m paid to Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in 2018.
The Reds paid a payment of £64m up entrance to signal the Uruguayan, however up to now he has struggled to show he was price such a giant payment.
Benfica president Rui Costa (proper) has mentioned the payment for Darwin Nunez ‘justified’ his sale
Despite scoring the profitable purpose within the Community Shield towards Manchester City and on his Premier League debut towards Fulham, Nunez has not skilled many highs in a Liverpool shirt as far as he has spent three video games suspended for head-butting Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen, earlier than making his return within the 0-0 draw towards Everton.
Nunez was additionally unable to seek out the online towards Napoli within the Champions League as Liverpool had been thrashed 4-1 in Naples.
However throughout his time at Benfica, the 23-year-old was some of the prolific forwards in Europe final season as he netted 32 targets in solely 40 appearances in all competitions, together with two towards the Reds within the Champions League quarter-finals.
Striker Darwin Nunez (left) has up to now struggled to hit his greatest kind since becoming a member of Liverpool
Costa has defended the choice to promote Nunez as he believes the funds concerned within the deal will assist the membership within the soccer market going ahead as they’ve beforehand struggled as a result of pandemic.
He informed BTV: ‘We are speaking about one of many highest transfers of the market. We are nonetheless popping out of a pandemic scenario, which held again the soccer market. Making a sale of €75+€25m is just not open to dialogue.
‘The sale of Darwin is greater than justified. There weren’t even situations to maintain him, it was utterly unimaginable, for the values that got here into the membership and for what Darwin went on to earn.’
Since promoting Nunez, Benfica have began the brand new season in good kind, profitable all six of their Liga Portugal video games and their Champions League group stage opener towards Maccabi Haifa.
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp (pictured) might be hoping Nunez begins scoring often