Liverpool sign Benfica's Nunez for A$110m

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Liverpool have signed Benfica striker Darwin Nunez for PS64m ($A110m), but could end up paying a club-record PS85m ($A150 m).

The 22-year-old signed a six-year contract, subject to international clearance and a work permit, on Tuesday.

To eclipse the PS75m ($A130m) they paid Southampton for centre-back Virgil van Dijk the Uruguay international will have to meet every condition - ranging from goalscoring targets to winning the Champions League - set out in the deal.

But Liverpool expect the eventual cost to be at least $A130m providing Nunez plays regularly.

"I'm really happy and delighted to be here at Liverpool. It's a massive club," Nunez told LFCTV.

"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."

Nunez will wear the number 27 shirt for Liverpool and becomes the third Uruguayan to sign for the club, following on from Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates.

Nunez's arrival continues the evolution of the team's forward line.

With Sadio Mane heading out this summer, probably to Bayern Munich, Mohamed Salah at the moment currently only prepared to commit himself to the final year of his contract, and Roberto Firmino, 31 in October, likely to play out his last 12 months the forward line needs an injection of new blood.

Diaz, 25, provided the initial shot, the addition of Fulham's 19-year-old Fabio Carvalho has boosted that and Nunez will complete the mid-to-long-term regeneration. Liverpool still also have Diogo Jota, who is also only 25.

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