The reliable journalist claimed in a recent tweet that Benfica have received Liverpool's offer for the striker.
Romano said that the bid is worth €80 million plus bonuses. However, discussions are still ongoing surrounding the €15/20 million add-ons proposed by Liverpool.
Romano also claims that the Reds are trying to convince the Portuguese side to accept the €80 million in installments, which is a path Liverpool have gone down with specific transfers in recent seasons.
The report states that Nunez will potentially sign a five-year deal with the club despite Manchester United's interest in him.
Benfica have received Liverpool bid for Darwin Núñez, formal proposal after verbal talks - €80m plus bonuses. 🇺🇾 #LFC
Discussions ongoing on €15/20m add-ons, LFC want installments. Potential five year deal.
Man United in contact with agent & denying any meeting with ten Hag. pic.twitter.com/Y0zqFzIwiM
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 10, 2022
Anfield Watch Verdict
It seems like we are about to enter the final stages of this transfer saga. With Romano coming out with this report, it means that a deal is very close to being confirmed.
Hopefully Liverpool can pull it off as it seems the player is very keen on working under Jurgen Klopp next season.
The worst-case scenario would be if Manchester United offered Nunez and Benfica more money, which would halt the transfer progression significantly.
Klopp must rate Nunez so highly to allow the club to bid €80 million. The German rarely spends big money on transfers.
If Nunez signs, hopefully the 22-year-old can have a big impact on Klopp's team. The forward has scored 47 goals in 84 appearances for Benfica.
Therefore, we are backing him to hit the ground running if he joins Liverpool.