Darwin Nunez’s transfer from Benfica to Liverpool is a “gamble”, very like Chelsea’s choice to signal Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, former Reds striker Robbie Fowler has warned.
Jurgen Klopp has spent huge to convey Uruguay worldwide striker Nunez to Anfield in a deal initially value £64m that might rise to a club-record £85m in add-ons.
Nunez scored 34 targets in 41 video games final season – and whereas Fowler mentioned he was a “affordable” signing for Liverpool given Sadio Mane is on the verge of a transfer to Bayern Munich and Roberto Firmino is coming into the ultimate 12 months of his contract – added he added that the 22-year-old remains to be ‘uncooked’ as a consequence of his lack of expertise.
“To me, changing Sadio Mane looks like an inexpensive plan [Nunez]’ Fowler informed the Day by day Mirror. “Clearly it’s a bet as a result of any striker who will get into the Premier League is a bet.
“You simply have to have a look at Timo Werner, who joins Chelsea as a goalscorer with an unbelievable report in Germany however didn’t get the sport quantity.
“Hell, even Romelu Lukaku was a bet for Chelsea and he’d spent half his life within the Premier League.”
Issues haven’t labored out for Lukaku since his £97.5million transfer again to Chelsea final summer time. The Belgium worldwide struck simply 15 targets in 44 video games in all competitions in 2021-22.
The west London membership now have opened talks with Inter Milan over a deal for Lukaku, with Blues boss Thomas Tuchel giving the inexperienced gentle for the 29-year-old to depart Stamford Bridge and return to Italy.
Liverpool are hoping Nunez doesn’t endure an analogous destiny to Lukaku and Fowler believes the Uruguayan’s report in ‘huge video games’ might be an indicator he has a shiny future in England.
“What I’m going to say about Nunez is that he’s scored in huge video games, scored within the Champions League, scored in opposition to Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool, greatest groups and greatest defence,” he added .
“Though he’s uncooked, there are clearly goalscoring qualities in his sport. For me that is what Liverpool wants. You’ve been sensible over the previous 12 months, unbelievable. However in case you have a look at the most important video games, they haven’t at all times been that harmful.
‘The Champions League last in opposition to [Real] Madrid was a sport they need to have received however didn’t due to missed probabilities. Lastly, Nunez might be the striker to capitalize on these probabilities.
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