UCL giants started negotiations with €70m-rated Liverpool hotshot

Darwin Nunez has emerged on the radar of Real Madrid. Los Blancos are tracking several attackers at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, including the Liverpool centre-forward. Uruguay international has seen his stock soar since moving to Europe three years ago.

Joining Almeria enabled Nunez to establish a foothold as a top striker on the continent. And Darwin came leaps and bounds during a two-year stint with Benfica. The 23-year-old centre-forward’s next big move then came when he switched to Anfield this past summer.

The Uruguayan centre-forward endured some teething problems at Liverpool but has come into his own lately. The Uruguayan has a decent tally of nine goals and two assists in 18 games for the Reds. And his progress over the last few years has captured the attention of several high-profile teams, including Real Madrid.

La Liga giants are monitoring several centre-forwards at the 2022 FIFA World Cup as they look to lay down a succession plan for Benzema. Footballers like Gabriel Jesus, Cody Gakpo, and Richarlison have emerged on Real Madrid’s radar. And the South American striker is another attacker they are tracking in Qatar.

Darwin is thus an attractive option for Los Blancos. But La Liga giants are unlikely to land the former Benfica centre-forward. With Nunez only joining the Reds this past summer, Liverpool might not entertain any offers for him. In addition, the report claims that Cody Gakpo has impressed Real Madrid the most.