Benfica striker Darwin Nunez is now “being tracked” by Arsenal ahead of the summer transfer window, according to the Evening Standard’s Simon Collings and Jack Rosser.
The journalists claim the Gunners are keen on Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Chelsea’s Armando Broja and Lille’s Jonathan David but Nunez is also a candidate to strengthen the club’s options up front:
Arsenal putting plans in place for summer window, with two strikers and a midfielder the priority.
Could be further additions, such as a wide player. Loan for Kulusevski was considered in Jan.
CL football will impact budget.
Piece with @JackRosser_ https://t.co/R1TvmLG1qK
— Simon Collings (@sr_collings) March 9, 2022
The Uruguayan international was the subject of a bid from West Ham during the January transfer window, but he has also been linked with Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Newcastle in recent months.
It is not hard to see why either. Nunez has scored 25 goals in 31 appearances this campaign and, at 22 years of age, he has the potential to improve even further in the future.
Considering the demand for the striker’s services, Benfica are unlikely to let him go on the cheap. Reports in Portugal suggest that he could cost at least €65m (£54.3m).