‘I asked Barca to sign him: “SUAREZ” Explains How Barcelona missed the chance to sign Darwin Nunez for just £15m

Most Liverpool fans would’ve been forgiven for only learning the name of Darwin Nunez this year after the Benfica forward scored twice against the Reds in the Champions League quarter-final.

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However, ex-Red Luis Suarez was fully aware of the fellow Uruguayan’s talents even before his move to Benfica.

“When [Nunez] was at Almeria, I told Barcelona about him,” Suarez who played for the Catalans back then revealed in a conversation with journalist Gerard Romero in 2021.

“They asked me and I said, ‘Keep an eye on this one, he’s got something interesting about him…’

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“But they replied, ‘No, he’s in Almeria, he’s too young.’

“But instead of now having to pay £80m, £90m or £100m, they would have paid £15m or £20m for him back then.”


Nunez scored 16 goals for Almeria in the Spanish second tier in his only season before joining Benfica for just over £20m in 2020.

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Two years later, Nunez is moving to Liverpool for the club-record fee with all the add-ons.

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