Champions League finalists Liverpool and arch rivals Manchester United are keen to sign Benfica striker Darwin Nunez as the race to sign the Uruguayan international hots up. The interest of both Liverpool and Manchester United in 22-year-old Nunez was revealed by The Independent. According to the recent report from the aforementioned English publication, Manchester United and Liverpool want to add Nunez to their firepower this summer.

At Manchester United, this summer’s transfer window is certain to be one of themost important in their history. New manager Erik Ten Hag will almost certainly have fresh faces in his squad to aid the massive rebuild needed at the club after several high-profile departures especially in midfield. Experienced midfielders such as NemanjaMatic, Juan Manuel Mata, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard have left the club on the back of their respective contracts at the club.

Manchester United need to boost their squad with quality players in every department including midfield. Attack also needs reinforcements with thesuspension of Mason Greenwood and the imminent exit of veteran Uruguayan international EdinsonCavani. Manchester United are short of quality options in attack and Benfica star Nunez could be a major boost to the attacking department at Manchester United. The need for a new young striker like Nunez was buttressed by Ralf Rangnick earlier this year when he was still the interim manager at Manchester United. The new Austrian national team manager said a new striker is a must with Cavani leaving the club this summer.

Liverpool could be the major threat to Manchester United in their quest to sign Nunez from Benfica. Nunez is a target for Liverpoolwho could need a replacement for Mane. Senegalese international Mane has a year left on his Liverpool contract and he’s said to be keen on a new challenge.

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