Paris ready to pay 120M€ to recruit the star of Benfica – Sport.fr
Present on the transfer market, Paris Saint-Germain anticipates its summer departures by following the trail of Darwin Nunez. A flamboyant but particularly expensive target.
Targeted in 2020 by Pablo Longoria when he played for Almeria before joining Benfica for 24 million euros, Darwin Nunez is, two years later, one of the biggest revelations on the continent. This season, he has already impressed with 31 goals scored in 36 games played in all competitions with the Lisbon team. Performances that arouse covetousness, including those of Paris Saint-Germain, which would have started initial discussions with Benfica. An interest confirmed by The Athletic who adds that Manchester United and Chelsea are also in on it. Interests that attract the attention of Benfica who hope to fill their pockets.
» Darwin is an excellent player, he showed all his qualities. He helped the team a lot, it’s true that the team also helped him a lot. He is a young player, with a lot of potential, it is natural that he arouses the interest of the big European clubs. It will be at the end of this season or the next season, depending on what he has shown, it is natural that it will attract interest from other clubs and naturally there can be the time when it happens. Now, regarding the numbers, I hope as a Benfica fan that he will go to numbers close to those of João Félix“said the Benfica technician at a press conference.
Accustomed to record transfers, Benfica hopes to make a sale that will approach the amount paid by Atlético de Madrid to enlist Joao Félix, (127M€). Far from being enough to discourage Paris Saint-Germain, which has already invested more substantial sums in the past. An operation that could compensate for the probable departure of Kylian Mbappé.