Liverpool have announced the arrival of Uruguayan striker, Darwin Done Deal: How Does Darwin Nunez Fit Into Klopp Plans?, from Benfica. The fee for the new arrival is said to be an initial fee of £64m (€75m) plus £21m (€25m) in add-ons said to take the total deal to £85m (€100m). He has signed a six-year deal and will wear the #27 jersey.
Manchester United were linked and the more interested party ahead of the transfer window opening. Move on a few days or a couple of weeks with news of Sadio Mane wanting to leave Anfield and it was Liverpool who left nothing to chance and acted swiftly in snatching one of South America’s brightest talents.
After hearing that world-class winger Sadio Mane wants to leave Anfield during the summer, the decision to bring in a Mane replacement needed to be made. After wondering if Liverpool will even be active for a Mane stand-in, they have now announced a record-breaking deal and are well off the mark with two summer additions.
Not waiting for Bayern Munich to improve their offer and meet somewhere close to their demands for the African, the Reds’ intentions were clear: replace, regardless if a sale has gone through yet.
They see Darwin as the perfect Klopp player for now and the future. But how exactly will he fit into the team with Liverpool fully loaded at the top end of the pitch? Will Jurgen Klopp totally abandon the traditional 4-3-3? Will he finally use a lone striker to lead the line? What is his best starting XI?