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West Ham hopes fade and die as report claims Darwin Nunez wants to join Liverpool

West Ham United transfer target Darwin Nunez wants to join Liverpool from Benfica in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from The Times who claim that Benfica are demanding around £85 million for the Liverpool and West Ham target.

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David Moyes and Jurgen Klopp both appear to be on the look-out for a top-class striker in the summer transfer window.

The Scot has been linked with multiple moves to sign prolific centre-forward Darwin Nunez from Benfica (The Express and The Athletic).

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The fact that West Ham and Liverpool are chasing the same one is a real problem for us.

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And now it seems as though the Hammers have been dealt a knockout punch…

Liverpool in box seat for Darwin Nunez

The prolific Uruguay international has his heart set on a move to Anfield according to a report from The Times.

So if the Reds meet Benfica’s £85 million asking price for Darwin Nunez, his move to Merseyside will surely be a mere formality.

And missing out on the 22-year-old would be a really big blow for West Ham.

Nunez scored an incredible 26 goals in 28 league games for Benfica last season and bagged 34 in 41 appearances in total (Transfermarkt).

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The 22-year-old’s playing style is quintessentially South American. He is a tenacious presser, plays with proper physicality and has real technical ability. He seems to be ideally suited to the Premier League what with its intense and robust nature.

He will undoubtedly go on to become one of the very best centre-forwards in world football.

Darwin Nunez joining Liverpool actually seems like the perfect fit in all fairness.

His £85 million price-tag makes a move to sign him nigh-on impossible for West Ham and the fact that he wants to join Liverpool is the death knell for the Hammers.

It’s game over. Time to accept it and move on to other targets Moyesie…

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