Open the champagne”, the president of Benfica tells how they “Lied” Liverpool: The world went crazy!

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Darwin Nunez became the most expensive transfer in the history of Liverpool as he was transferred from Benfica for a record fee of 100 million euros. In fact, the Uruguayan was the author of a fantastic season in which he scored 34 goals in 44 games for the Portuguese club, but Benfica never expected to get such a sum from the 23-year-old’s card.

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Recently, some WhatsApp messages of Benfica’s president, Rui Costa, have been discovered, which states that he expected an offer of up to 45 million euros for Nunez, but when Liverpool offered 80, then he decided to raise the stakes and ask for 100 million.

“When we learned about Liverpool’s interest in Nunez, we thought that at first they would approach 40-45 million euros for Nunez after he had an excellent season. But, two days later, via fax, we received an offer of 80 million euros plus bonuses. we all burst out laughing and I told the assistant to answer Liverpool.

I made it clear that he had to ask for 100 million euros plus bonuses. In the morning, an offer arrived from Liverpool, totaling 100 million euros, fulfilling our wish. The world has gone crazy and imagine that in our academy we have even better strikers than Nunez. I told the assistant to open the champagne, it was like we just won the lottery,” says Rui Costa.

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