The contract extension saga with Kylian Mbappe remains an ongoing issue; however, should the 23-year-old exit to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain needs to begin finding a replacement, and recent reports have them connected to Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.
In his latest column for Caught Offside, transfer window specialist Fabrizio Romano provided the latest on circumstances regarding the future of the 22-year-old.
Regardless of where Nunez goes, Romano states that the Uruguay international intends to leave the Portuguese club this summer to seek a new challenge.
“Darwin Nunez will leave Benfica at 100% this summer. He has already communicated this to the club for months, there is no doubt. He’s had an outstanding season, scoring, scoring 34 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions, and a big move is now on his agenda,” Romano said.
Romano adds that any interested club should be prepared to pay a hefty fee for Nunez, a sum of around €70-million and €80-million. Furthermore, it seems as though the striker is keen on joining a club that will play UEFA Champions League, which is a point in PSG’s favor.
“Now for both clubs, the race has become very complicated – his agent has changed and the new one is close to Jorge Mendes; in addition, Darwin would like to play the Champions League, while Arsenal are oriented on Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus as a priority for the striker position,” Romano added.
This season, Nunez has made 41 appearances for Benfica, where he’s scored 41 goals while recording four assists,