Liverpool launch Darwin Nunes – Manchester City prepare for second blockbuster

04 Jul 2022 | 06:58 | LATEST POSTS

Liverpool unveil mega blockbuster Darwin Nunes

Recently, Liverpool’s official website officially announced the completion of the introduction of star Darwin Nunes from Benfica. Kop spent a whopping £85m on Nunez’s deal, including a £64m upfront payment and the remainder when Nunez qualified when Liverpool qualified. This has helped Nunes become the most expensive player in team history, surpassing Virgil van Dijk’s £75m deal in 2018.

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Nunes will wear number 27 at Liverpool.

The Uruguayan striker has signed a six-year deal with Liverpool on a weekly salary of £140,000. At Liverpool, Nunes wears the number 27, the old shirt number of Divock Origi (who has just left the team after the 2021/22 season). The 22-year-old also became the third Uruguayan player in history to play for the Red Brigade, after Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates.

Darwin Nunes has been sought after by MU and Newcastle. West Ham were also interested, but Nunes was thinking of Liverpool from the start, and his attitude struck Klopp.

De Jong ‘sprinkles salt’ on Mu’s ambitions

After the Netherlands’ 3-2 win over Wales in the Nations League on the morning of June 15, midfielder Frenkie de Jong was asked about his future at Barcelona and his contacts with MU. De Jong said: “You’re always proud to have a team that shows interest in the players. But I’m at the biggest club in the world right now. I feel good in Barcelona. So no news at all.”.

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De Jong “sprinkled salt” on Mu’s ambitions.

Journalist Romano Fabrizio also said that De Jong never told anyone about his future plans. De Jong remained silent, even to his closest friends, until MU cared about him.

Previously, it was Fabrizo himself, and Mourinho made an offer of 70 million euros to acquire De Jong, but Barcelona has not yet approved it. The two clubs are still in contact to reach an agreement.

Denzel Dumfries agrees to join MU

According to Calciomercato, MU is targeting Inter right-back Denzel Dumfries. Players born in 1996, with their speed and ability to support a good attack, can fully shine in the Premier League.

According to the same news, Old Trafford sent out the first offer worth 35 million pounds to persuade Inter Milan to release. The Dutch player has three years left on his Inter contract worth around £22m. Denzel Dumfries is also personally very excited about the prospect of joining Old Trafford this summer.

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Denzel Dumfries agreed to join MU.

Kompany returns to England as coach

Former Manchester City midfielder Vincent Kompany returns to England in a Burnley shirt but as a coach. Kompany spent three years at Anderlecht before joining Burnley. Initially, he played two roles at the same time, as a player and a coach. But in August 2020, Kompany became a professional coach.

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Kompany returned to England as a coach.

In his first full season at Anderlecht, Kompany helped the team finish fourth on average in the Belgian league. Last season, Kompany helped Anderlecht finish third, qualify for the European Cup qualifiers, and reach the Nations Cup final.

Manchester City gear up for second blockbuster

Manchester City soon took a big step in the transfer market, snapping up Erling Haaland for around £85.5m. And it’s not the only blockbuster “Citizens” that is expected to explode in the summer market.

With Ferdinando leaving the Etihad, manager Guardiola is planning to bolster the midfield with a quality defensive midfielder. Currently, Manchester City’s number one target is Leeds United star Calvin Phillips. Notably, they also determined the amount that will be invested in the deal.

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Pep wants Calvin Phillips.

As revealed by The Athletic, many sources at Manchester City and Leeds United believe that the Citizens will soon make a formal offer for Calvin Phillips. It is understood that the Etihad Stadium team intends to be able to reach a deal in the range of 45-50 million pounds, and they believe that Phillips himself will be pressured to leave before the opportunity to join Manchester City.

In fact, not the Citizens, but Manchester United were the first team to be closely linked with Phillips in the summer transfer window. However, the midfielder himself is said to be reluctant to move to Old Trafford due to the “hostile” relationship between Leeds and the Red Devils. But obviously, Manchester City will be a completely different story.

Erickson’s Best Destinations

Christian Eriksen’s future remains a hot topic of discussion, with offers already starting to emerge as the summer transfer window opens. The Denmark midfielder made an impressive comeback in the Premier League when he moved to Brentford on a short-term deal in January.

Eriksen made 11 appearances in the English top flight, scoring 1 goal and providing 4 assists, making a huge impact on Thomas Frank’s side. Now that the 30-year-old has settled in the capital, it’s time for him to decide what to do next.

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Eriksen has had a successful season at Tottenham.

Brentford are keen to keep Eriksen at the club. However, the Denmark international has admitted he wants to play in the Champions League. Manchester United are said to have made a formal offer for Eriksen. But of all these options, Eriksen has a more attractive destination, his old club Tottenham. reports that the Rooster has had internal discussions about bringing Eriksen back. Reports have suggested that the 30-year-old wants to stay in London and play in Europe’s top leagues, with Tottenham Hotspur being where he can get both.

There are many factors in Tottenham’s favour – a Champions League spot, a place Eriksen is familiar with and where he lives, aside from former coach Antonio Conte. The 30-year-old has extensive Premier League experience and was a key factor in leading Spurs to the historic 2019 Champions League final, all of which favour Eriksen’s return to Spurs.

Liverpool ask for £60m for Rafinha

Liverpool have made a £60m offer for Brazilian winger Rafinha to Leeds United and are awaiting an answer, according to British newspapers.

Coach Jurgen Klopp sees Rafinha as a replacement for Sadio Mane, who is sure to leave Bayern Munich. Rafinha has become accustomed to the Premier League environment and has proven himself. In addition to this deal, Liverpool are about to officially bring in striker Darwin Nunes from Benfica.

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Liverpool ask for 60 million to buy Rafinha.

Gabriel Jesus wants to join Arsenal

Gabriel Jesus wants to join Arsenal to reunite with manager Mikel Arteta after only playing a “two-sided” role at Manchester City, according to British newspapers. Jesus worked alongside Mikel Arteta when the Arsenal boss was still on the Manchester City staff.

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Gabriel Jesus wants to join Arsenal.

Arsenal need a striker after parting ways with Aubameyang and Lacazette. Jesus was considered the right choice. The problem is that City still need around £50m to sell the 25-year-old striker, even though he has just one year left on his contract.

Arsenal ready to buy Vitinha

According to British newspapers, Arsenal are ready to spend £35m to release the contract and recruit the Port Vitina midfielder. Porto said they would only accept Vitina’s departure if any team paid the player’s release clause in full. As for Vitinia, he will consider options before making a final decision.

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Arsenal ready to buy Vitinia.

Vitinha is also a shopping target for Manchester United after the Red Devils parted ways with Pogba, Mata, Lingard and Matic. But so far, MU has indicated that it isn’t really sure to “close the app” any time soon, as it wants to focus on getting the Frenkie de Jong deal out of the way once and for all. Arsenal would like to take this opportunity to quickly close the Vitinha case as they also want to strengthen their midfield.

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