Barcelona and Real Madrid are said to face stiff competition from Tottenham Hotspur in the pursuit of Benfica’s 22-year-old striker Darwin Nunez.According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, the race to include Darwin Nunez is on the rise. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur, the 22-year-old Benfica striker, are in the running for a potential move in the January transfer window.
Darwin Nunez has made great strides since joining Benfica from Almeria in the summer of 2020. Having initially struggled with problems at the Estadio da Luz, the Uruguayan striker is on his own, becoming a prolific striker in front of goal.
The 22-year-old started the 2021/22 season strong, scoring eight goals and two assists in 13 matches in all competitions. The player’s illustrious progress over the past year has not gone unnoticed, with Nunez appearing on the radars of some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Some of those who addressed him were Barcelona, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur.
Barcelona signed two strikers in the summer transfer window in Sergio Aguero and Luke de Jong. However, none of the players was able to make a significant impact for various reasons. While Aguero was forced out due to a heart condition, de Jong was too humble, much to the chagrin of Barcelona legend Luis Suarez Miramontes.
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Therefore, Nunez is a viable target for the Catalan giants, who are battling arch-rivals Real Madrid in his quest. eggs Need to come up with a plan to succeed Karim Benzema despite his strong performance in recent years. With the French player reaching his thirties, it will be necessary for Real Madrid to sign a long-term replacement, which explains the interest in the 22-year-old.
The latest club to be linked with the Uruguayan striker is Tottenham. Tottenham continue to remain in a precarious position over Harry Kane’s future, although there hasn’t been much speculation about the England captain lately. However, with no striker known to Antonio Conte to choose from other than Kane, signing Nunez would make sense.
Aside from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Tottenham, Juventus have also shown interest in the 22-year-old striker. With the competition for his signature raging, it remains to be seen if any of the aforementioned suitors can pounce on Nunez away from Benfica in January or if he stays in Lisbon.