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Peter Crouch’s verdict on Chelsea and Manchester United striker target Nunez

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Peter Crouch was very high on praise for Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG target Darwin Nunez after the striker’s amazing performance against Liverpool in the Champions League. Darwin Nunez has been on fire through this term. The striker has made a total of 37 appearances across all competitions this term. In this time he has recorded an impressive 32 goals and three assists. SIx of his goals have come in the Champions League this term. (stats via Transfermarkt)

Nunez joined the Portuguese outfit from the Spanish scent tier side Almería. Benfica paid a club-record fee of €24 million for the young Uruguayan striker back in the summer of 2019. The young striker grabbed Benfica’s attention as he grabbed the top scorer award in the Spanish second tier in the 2018/19 season. Since joining the club back in 2019, the striker has recorded a total of 46 goals and 15 assists from the Portugee side in just 81 appearances across all competitions.

Nunez grabbed the headlines yet again after his brilliant performance over the two legs against Liverpool in the Champions League. He recorded one goals each in the two legs. Despite getting knocked out of the competition. Darwin Nunez grabbed plenty of eyes across the two legs.

“He’s big, he’s strong but he’s also quick”: Peter Crouch on Darwin Nunez

Taling about Darwin Nunez and Benfica after the Champions League tie against Liverpool on BT Sport, former Tottenham Hotspurs striker Peter Crouch said:

“ He’s big, he’s strong but he’s also quick, he’s mobile. And he’s scored a lot of goals against big teams, certainly in the Champions League. I think when you score a lot of goals in Portugal, the question is always asked. Can you deliver against the big teams? But he has in the Champions League.” he added.

According to The Athletic, European giants the likes of Manchester Unitec, Chelsea and PSG are all leading the race to sign the young striker in the summer transfer window. Reports also suggest that Benfica have placed a price tag of €80million (£66.8million) on the Uruguayan forward.

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