Darwin Nunez will be sold by Benfica for €80m (£66.7m) this summer, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist claims Arsenal were interested in the Uruguayan international in January, and supporters on Twitter have been debating whether the Gunners should go back in for him at the end of the season:
I’d take him
— Harry P (@haz_afc) April 12, 2022
€80m is a madness for Darwin Nunez but I guess players are mad inflated beyond the mad inflation already
— Ryan Colaço (Ryan C™) #Arsenal #BlackLivesMatter (@Ryan_Colaco) April 12, 2022
After watching him a bit – he absolutely passes the eye test. Physical, powerful, creative, goal threat. Looks capable of dropping deep to link attacks, and obviously has an eye for goal. Looks like the perfect fit.
— The Gooner (@TheArsenalCOYG) April 12, 2022
Not £80m wtf
— Uzair (@Uzairdinho) April 12, 2022
Nunez looks like Fernando Torres in his prime.This is the player profile that Arsenal need on offense.A transfer that can be really positive.
— Oğuzhan (@OguzKaganbYafes) April 12, 2022
He is a player and has immense potential. Should we splurge 80 mill on him? Well, I’d like to think on that.
— Vallabh Kamath (@Vallabhkamath) April 12, 2022
Yes… and for those saying 80m euros aka £67mil is too much when we spent £50m for an elite CB in Ben White… ya’ll need to behave. Arsenal pay that and get him!!!
— E.2.J (@E2Jofficial) April 12, 2022
Imagine haaland being 5m cheaper.
— GoonerWal (@WaltonBurgah) April 12, 2022
Nunez has scored 31 goals in all competitions this campaign but his asking price is very high, considering he has only really become prolific in front of goal over the last eight months or so
The main reason he will cost so much is due to the number of teams that are interested in signing him. Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have been tipped as the frontrunners for his signature but the likes of West Ham, Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid have also been linked over the past year. If Arsenal do enter the race, they face an uphill battle in terms of trying to persuade him into moving to the Emirates.