Clarification on reports of Newcastle’s massive bid for Darwin Nunez

Clarification regarding reports of Newcastle's massive bid to acquire Benfica star Darwin Nunez

New insight was provided to Newcastle United’s interest in the Premier League with the signing of Benfica star Darwin Nunez on Saturday.

For those who aren’t aware, reports of a massive £50m bid were floated by newly minted Magpies for Nunez earlier this week.

It came amid suggestions the hierarchy at St James’ Park are trying to jump out of Uruguay’s wide-ranging competition before the summer window opens.

Recent weeks alone have seen the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Barcelona interested in Nunez’s services.

Clarification regarding reports of Newcastle's massive bid to acquire Benfica star Darwin Nunez

LISBON, PORTUGAL – FEBRUARY 23: (LR) Anthony and Darwin Nunez during the UEFA Champions League match between Benfica and Ajax at Estadio da Luz on February 23, 2022 in Lisbon Portugal (Photo by Eric Verhoeven/Socrates/Getty Images)

However, rumors about Newcastle making the move appeared to be far from reality.

According to journalist Ryan Taylor of the Daily Express, although Jordi’s outfit had shortlisted Nunez before the summer, his services proposal has yet to materialize:

Back on the registration sheet

The latest word on Newcastle’s interest in Nunez comes, of course, with the talented striker in the midst of a stellar period in front of goal.

After scoring a hat-trick in the league encounter with the Bellinenses last weekend, the 22-year-old went on to display his talents on the bigger stage in midweek, netting the net amid an impressive all-round performance at Anfield:

His latest goal has taken Nunez’s tally to seven in his last five games in all competitions, with a total of 30 goals and three assists throughout the season so far.

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