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Liverpool have confirmed the signing of striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica in a club-record £85million transfer.
The move is subject to the successful granting of a work permit and international clearance. Nunez is believed to have signed a six-year contract with the Anfield club.
He told their media team: “I’m really happy and delighted to be here at Liverpool. It’s a massive club. I’d like to thank my partner and my parents and my son, who is a real source of pride for me.
"They’ve been really important to me in the stages in my career. I’m really proud of them, and for the work we do, me and my partner, as a team and I’m grateful to her that I’m here.
“It’s a pleasure to be here in Liverpool and I’m very happy to be a part of this great club. I’ve played against Liverpool and I’ve seen them in lots of games in the Champions League, and it’s my style of play.
"There are some great players here and I think it’s going to suit my style of play here. As I say, I’ve watched quite a lot and it’s a very big club and I hope I can give everything that I’ve got in order to help the team."
Liverpool are said to have paid an initial £64m to Benfica, with the potential for that fee to rise to £85m dependent on a range of add-ons. Those include goal targets and if he wins the Champions League during his time with the club.
Nunez scored 48 goals across 85 appearances in all competitions during his time in Portugal. The Uruguay international will wear the number 27 shirt for Liverpool.
Speaking about his intentions, Nunez added: “When I arrived at the training ground, I was really surprised to see the set-up and the structure and all the trophies here.
“You can then imagine yourself winning more trophies and then later on when you come here again and see the trophies on display, you can say, ‘Look, I was a part of that, I was there at that time, winning trophies'.
“That’s one of the reasons why I came here to Liverpool – to win trophies and titles. I want to win a lot of trophies at Liverpool.”
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