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Darwin Nunez proposed to Barcelona to replace Lewandowski

Jorge Mendes has reportedly offered Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez to Barcelona as a potential replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

According to a report from Spanish media outlet SPORT, Barcelona will have the chance to sign Darwin Nunez during the summer transfer window. Jorge Mendes offered the Uruguay international to Blaugrana. Interestingly, the Liverpool striker was set to join Barcelona in 2020 before joining Benfica.

Darwin Nunez and his journey to Liverpool

Darwin Nunez has blown hot and cold since joining Liverpool from Benfica in a deal worth €75 million in July 2022. The 24-year-old was a hot property in hot on the market before moving to Anfield, with several top clubs pursuing his signature. . However, he attracted widespread criticism for his profligacy in front of goal.

The Uruguay international has enjoyed a productive campaign, amassing 18 goals and 13 assists in 52 appearances in all competitions. However, the criticism was not lost on Nunez, whose wastefulness in the final third did not disappear. Nevertheless, the player’s stock on the market remains high.

Numerous reports have heavily linked the Liverpool striker with several top clubs, particularly in La Liga. And a move to Barcelona could be on the cards, with Jorge Mendes offering Nunez to the Catalan side if Robert Lewandowski leaves the club. Blaugrana during the summer transfer window.

Will Nunez return to Spain?

Recent reports also suggest that Darwin Nunez is attracting interest from Barcelona. With Lewandowski in his thirties, the Blaugrana is expected to draw up a succession plan for the veteran Polish striker. The Liverpool striker has thus established himself as a viable target, his versatility making him an attractive target.

Nunez’s ability to play on the left flank means he can also play alongside Lewandowski, making him a viable target for Barcelona. However, the 24-year-old is unlikely to come cheap, given his contract with Liverpool runs until June 30, 2028. So it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Reds demand upwards of €75 million for separate from him.

Interestingly, Nunez was set to join Barcelona in 2020 before Benfica swooped in and signed him from Almeria. Meanwhile, the Uruguay international has experience in Spain and may not take long to settle at the Catalan club. So it will be interesting to see if his time at Liverpool ends soon.