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Barcelona offered Liverpool striker via superagent; the player said yes to the club in 2020

While there is a degree of uncertainty over Robert Lewandowski’s future at FC Barcelona heading into the summer, new strikers are being linked with the club.

One name circulating as an option to replace the veteran centre-forward is that of Liverpool hitman Darwin Nunez.

The Uruguay international was even spotted in Catalonia earlier this week with Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo, further fueling speculation over a possible move.

Nunez offered to Barcelona by Jorge Mendes

Now, SPORT reports that superagent Jorge Mendes has offered Barcelona a chance to sign Darwin Nunez in case Lewandowski ends up leaving the club this summer.

Nunez has been unable to adapt to English football as expected since his €75 million move to Liverpool from SL Benfica.

As such, both the player and the club are eyeing a possible exit this summer, especially with the arrival of a new manager to replace Jurgen Klopp.

Nunez could join Barcelona. (Photo by BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP via Getty Images)

Amid this, Nunez’s name has been linked to Barcelona, ​​with Mendes, who has a good relationship at the club, putting forward the Uruguayan’s name as a possible option to replace Lewandowski.

Nunez almost signed for Barcelona in 2020

It turns out that Barcelona have been tracking Nunez for a long time and even came close to signing him in 2020.

Indeed, according to the report, the Catalans’ former sporting director, Ramon Planes, was ready to sign him in 2020 and reached an agreement in principle with the striker’s former club, Almeria, for a one-year deal. value of 8 million euros plus variables.

Nunez had already said ‘yes’ to Barca and was delighted at the prospect of leaving Almeria.

However, Benfica stepped in and offered 24 million euros plus a future sale percentage to Almeria, beating Barca to the punch.

Now the Catalans could have a second chance to sign Nunez, should Lewandowski leave, although finances could make a deal difficult.