- Fellow Uruguayan striker and Liverpool legend Luis Suarez confirmed he advised Barcelona to sign Nunez back in 2020
- The attackers then £20 million transfer fee now looks like bargain given his exploits in Portugal with Benfica
- Nunez completed his £85 million move to Liverpool this week with Mane now expected to join Bayern Munich
Barcelona chose to ignore star striker Luis Suarez advice back in 2020 regarding the potential of fellow Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez.
In what would appear to be yet another transfer calamity from former Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu, Suarez has now confirmed the Camp Nou outfit were given glowing references regarding Darwin Nunez well in advance of his exploits at Benfica.
“I recommended Darwin to Barcelona when he was at Almeria. I have 15 years of international experience. I know a thing or two about forwards.”
“And I told them, ‘Pay attention to this one, he’s very good, he shows interesting things.” Suarez told journalist Gerard Romero on Twitch.”
“They told me when he was in Almeria that he was too young. But, instead of now paying €80m, €90m or €100m, they would have paid €15m or €20m” Suarez continued.
Suarez’s thoughts on Nunez were proved right – after two hugely successful seasons at Benfica, Nunez completed his £85 million move to Liverpool this week.