Darwin Nunez explains decision to reject move to Manchester United

Darwin Nunez
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Premier League rivals Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday that they have completed the signing of Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica.

The deal for the 22 year old striker is believed to be worth £85million including bonuses and add-ons.

The deal is still subject to a work permit and international clearance, but Nunez completed a medical at the club’s AXA Training Centre and has put pen to paper on a long-term contract.

Manchester United first made the move for the 22 year old striker before Premier League rivals Liverpool hijacked the move.

Darwin Nunez has now explained his decision to pick Liverpool over Manchester United.

According to Nunez, he chose Liverpool because he feels Liverpool’s style of play suits him perfectly.

Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, he said as per Metro: “It’s a pleasure to be here in Liverpool and I’m very happy to be a part of this great club.

“I’ve played against Liverpool and I’ve seen them in lots of games in the Champions League, and it’s my style of play.

“There are some great players here and I think it’s going to suit my style of play here.

“As I say, I’ve watched quite a lot and it’s a very big club and I hope I can give everything that I’ve got in order to help the team.”

Darwin Nunez continued: “When I arrived at the training ground, I was really surprised to see the set-up and the structure and all the trophies here.

“You can then imagine yourself winning more trophies and then later on when you come here again and see the trophies on display, you can say, ‘Look, I was a part of that, I was there at that time, winning trophies.’

“That’s one of the reasons why I came here to Liverpool – to win trophies and titles. I want to win a lot of trophies at Liverpool.”

Darwin Nunez scored 34 times in 41 appearances for Benfica last season.

Darwin Nunez scored 26 goals in 28 league games in the 2021-22 season – with 25 of those goals coming in the 24 league matches in which he started.

He also scored six times in 10 Champions League games last season, including against Liverpool in both legs of their quarter-final in April.

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